Wasted: The Story Of Food Waste Around The World

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Almost two billion tonnes of food are waste around the world every year. Meanwhile, twenty million people suffer starvation in countries such as Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria. Moreover, while farmers work hard to sustain the most essential element in civilization, almost one-third of the world’s population doesn’t even receive anything. Which is maddening that first world nations’ governments does not make actions on how to donate or maybe sell them for cheaper to countries that are in need instead of just dumping the food waste on landfills. Landfills have a huge impact on Earth for removing oxygen, which causes to break down aerobic process and as a result it releases methane. Furthermore, landfills will affect animals near it…show more content…
A documentary film “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” is about famous chefs from around the world sharing their thoughts about food waste. In like manner, the chefs describe waste as a n ugly form of food but every chef’s goal is transforming them and making it to something that people would be appreciate and be engaged on eating it again. Furthermore, waste should be looked differently because it needs more attention for it to be properly cooked and serve to others. With the creativity that most chefs do, food waste will decreased in restaurants around the world. This movement will inspire not just the other chefs who do it as a profession but also the people who cook at home to be creative when dealing with leftovers and be successful when recycling it so that there will be no waste to be made. As an old school chef, Anthony Bourdain said that he follows the method of “use everything, waste nothing” because for him it’s a disgrace to waste food since its has been his passion all his life (Wasted! The Story of Food Waste). Additionally, we can start this through the amount of groceries we buy when shopping because if we start minimizing our shopping carts, it will force us to use what we have rather than overusing food just because we have an abundant supply of…show more content…
Many consumers misunderstand the labels and sometimes throw food that can still be considered as edible. As a result, just in United Kingdom alone “2 million tonnes of annual food waste is due to confusion over date labels” which is a very devastating statistics because this kind of issue can be easily resolved if someone actually cared about the food waste problem (Clearer label plan in bid to reduce food waste). In effect, U.K.’s food department are attempting a new way to improve labelling to prevent edible food to go into the garbage. With this in mind, the waste agency decided to stop using complicated labels such as saying that milk can only stay 3 days in the fridge after opening but as a matter of fact it could actually stay much longer. The plan is that to replace the phrase “sell by” and start using “display by” because through this, consumer will have an idea when the food is bad to eat. Overall, this will teach people that food are still safe to eat even after the sell date and the only downside to it is that it’s less fresh than
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