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Amidst every city’s hustle, glitz, and glamor lies a costly secret hidden in plain sight- food waste. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food waste accounts for 30-40 percent of the nation’s food supply. To put that into perspective, this amounted to an astonishing 133 billion pounds of food, valued at nearly $161 billion, lost in 2010 alone. In relation to food waste costs within urban settings, dealing with issues ranging from spoilage to transportation and food processing
It is disturbing how much food is wasted worldwide. 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Along with wasting precious resources, this causes the release of methane gas from decaying food, which worsens climate change. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that the financial impact of food waste is about $1 trillion annually, which is cause for concern. Zero waste kitchens are designed to produce as little
Food waste is a global issue that demands our attention – a third of the food produced for human consumption is reportedly wasted annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This waste not only throws away priceless resources, but also worsens the environment. Despite this obstacle, a new movement called creative upcycling is widely used to turn food waste into creations that are practical and beneficial around the house. Creative upcycling entails using waste resources,
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