Let the numbers do the talking. 2.5 million children die of malnutrition every year. Meanwhile, we produce 27% more food per person today than we did 50 years ago when the people on the planet were half as many as they are today. Half of the food produced in the U.S. is wasted due to the inefficiency of the food supply system. 8% is lost in production, 4% in transportation, 6% in supermarkets, and 15% in restaurants. Households throw away a whopping 25% of the food they buy. What’s the cost of this? $165 billion annually, more than five times the amount of U.S. foreign economic aid.
By saving 15% of the food we normally throw away, we can feed 25 million people every year! Take notice of the amount of food your household consumes and adjust your buying habits. Teach your family to be conscious of the food it throws away.
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