The world population already hit 7 billion – this is 1.5 what it was in the 1960s. Unfortunately, 925 million of them are suffering from chronic undernourishment.
Meanwhile, according to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) data, about one third of the world’s food production is being… wasted.
In the European Union, about 90 million tonnes of food are wasted or lost each year, and in Bulgaria the amount of wasted foodstuffs is around 400,000 tons. The paradox is that here more than 1.6 million people are starving because of huge financial problems.
No matter these despairing facts, we can still make a positive change. It’s all in our hands.
Check these useful tips on how to reduce food wasting. Feel free to share them with your friends and family.
Always plan your menu before entering the supermarket. Also, don’t go shopping when you are starving! Thus, you can buy only the right products and won’t go back home with more than you need.
Then, take a look at the expiration dates. If you are not going to eat that certain food soon, you should always know what the “use by“ or “best before” labels say.
In the kitchen:
25% of the food is being wasted mostly in the kitchen. If you live alone, then you should consider cooking in small portions. You can also share your dinner with friends or take some food for your lunch in the office on the next day. In this way, the cooked food won’t end-up in the trash.
When at the restaurant:
If you love to eat outside, but the food portions are too big for your stomach, don’t forget to take home the leftovers. Otherwise, they will definitely be wasted.
Be inspired! Imagine food as money. You don’t want to waste them, right? When you are more responsible as a consumer, you will also increase your savings.