The Food Waste Problem

Food waste is becoming a huge problem in developed countries. The U.S. National Resource Defense Council found that 150 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted as it ends up rotting in American landfills, and produces methane which is a powerful chemical compound that is 20 times more damaging than green house gas. Canada is also one of the leading food waste countries as the Value Chain Management International estimates that Canadians waste more than 31 billion dollars of edible food each year. Because of our vision of always having the best food, companies are forced to waste their food that looks bad because people do not like to eat anything that does not look appealing to them. But we do not realise that the more we sink into this idea …show more content…
If something is really not that bad than businesses need to learn of ways of giving the excess food away rather than throwing it in the trash. Disposal, In the passage, “How to solve the food waste problem” by Cinda Chavich a root cellar in Victoria’s busy green grocer showcases how much labour-intensive work they do so that they do not waste any food as they take ripped or scarred items into a discount table or to even feed the homeless at a local Rainbow kitchen. A system like Victoria’s busy green grocer shows us that there are a lot of ways of using food that is still edible. The problem is that the businesses should adapt to this as the more they are producing food to make a profit they do not realise that they can make money from their scraps. And by providing a better system of disposal they are creating more jobs for people and keeping our environment clean. As I work for Real Canadian Superstore I see that they take their food that expires on that day and give it to the employees which is smart because instead of throwing the food away its better to eat the most we can cause in the end of the day we can decrease the methane gas and CO2 emissions from our landfills. With better systems of disposal of our excess food we could ultimately save a lot and keep our environment clean, but we also need a …show more content…
Just like the businesses that need to learn of different ways of disposal the consumers need to learn as well. For consumers the best ways of disposal are to not intake so much of food because the more we eat food the more we waste of our scraps. I’m not saying in a sense to eat less but to buy less and only to consume the items that you know you can finish this would require some self motivation the person that is shopping for food needs to know and feel a sense that he or she should not buy a lot. To incorporate that we need groups in your communities to spread the word for example in the essay “How to solve the food waste problem” By Cinda Chavich their were active groups that put billboards and signs all around downtown Vancouver saying, Hey, Food isn’t Garbage” this is actually smart cause it makes the consumer feel bad if they waste any food so in a sense it helps to contribute to your local community and any active groups that support food waste to be less. Municipalities in your area the people in charge of controlling our garbage and waste here in Vancouver has put up a new ban which provides an organic waste ban that applies to all homes, apartments, and restaurants as of Jan 1 2015 which is smart because people will now have a rule that they must follow in our waste collection

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