World Environment Day: Food Waste

By Tasha Eichenseher
Jun 5, 2013 1:22 PMMay 21, 2019 5:44 PM


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World Environment Day is one of those well-intentioned U.N. designations -- an annual celebration meant to bring awareness to a global resource problem. This year it is an issue near and dear to my heart: food waste.

A poster for this year's World Environment Day. Illustration courtesy of the United Nations Environment Programme.

I've written about the water footprint, and general arrogance, of food waste a couple of times before, for Water Currents:

365 Trillion Gallons of Water Thrown Away With Our Food Every Year

Waste Food, Waste Water — A Message From World Water Week

But will recap some of the stats floating around:

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