Essay On Food Waste In America

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Roughly about 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away, and there is an estimated 70 billion pounds of food waste in America each year. Americans sure do waste a tremendous amount of food. Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American landfills. Globally, about 800 million people suffer starvation, but only ten years ago the total was almost 1 billion. A drop of nearly 200 million in the number of chronically hungry people should encourage anyone committed to ending global hunger.
The United Nations estimates that one in nine people in the world do not have access to sufficient food to lead a healthy life. More people are reported to die from hunger every day than AIDS (Olson-Sawyer). All people are capable of taking action to help prevent food waste in America. It is important to become educated and understand the importance of why people waste, how it affects the
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It's truly important to take everything into consideration and actually take action to help prevent food waste in America. It is important to educate yourself and understand the importance of why people waste, how it affects the environment and how we can prevent food waste from happening in America. There are people who are out there starving and struggling to find their next meal every single day. Today, people are selfish and need to learn the importance of how food waste actually affects our environment and learn ways to help and prevent some of the food waste happening in your home, community and even all over America. I was not as aware of the amount of food that is being wasted in our world and after researching and learning how bad it can affect our environment and also the people who are suffering from starvation in our environment has made me more aware of the amount of food I am throwing away and has made me take little steps to help prevent food waste from happening in my own

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