Give a thought for the billions of hungry people around the world this Easter:
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Food losses and waste amounts to roughly US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries.The need for food for survival reasons is outstripped by the want of choice for economic reasons. Now there’s a plethora of products on our shelves that are nothing more than differently branded items, often made by the same company, giving us the illusion of choice.Make a shopping list and buy only what you need and eat at home. Restaurants and supermarkets are some of the worse wasters with some eatery’s throwing out up to 40% of there daily produce and meals and over 44 million tonnes of food going to waste through transport mishaps or ‘time on shelf’ expiry in our supermarkets.Some organisations are trying to help the some 780 million people starving in Australia and around the globe. Head to ozharvest.org and have a look.