Have you ever thought about the amount of food waste there is?
The statistics in Dubai are shocking but the global numbers are even more troubling.
What caused us to sit up and take notice was the implication of food waste on the environment.
Here is a great article from the Gulf News.
Dubai’s landfills are singing to the tune of 1,000 tonnes of food waste per day
Over one year, it means that as much as 365,000 tonnes of food is discarded in Dubai – about 12. 5 per cent of the mountain of waste the Emirate.
Globally food waste has even greater implications.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization reported that, in 2007, the emissions required to produce all the food that went to waste in the world amounted to at least 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, more than most countries emitted. This estimate included all the emissions required to produce the uneaten food, including emissions from soil, livestock and the energy required to run a farm.Click here for the podcast.
Here are some of the resources we looked at.