This is strictly an OPINION PIECE.
Here in the West, many of us don’t even question whether we’ll have food on the table tomorrow.
We selfishly and carelessly throw away food, not even considering what effect this has on the environment.
And what an effect it has:
- The food we waste releases 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
- This yearly waste uses as much water as that which flows in the Volga river in that same year.
We recklessly discount what 1/3 of the world’s agricultural area produces.
All the while, 1 in 10 people suffer from hunger.
You might argue that this isn’t our fault. That it’s not us households who are wasting this food.
But it is us. 52% of the food wasted is wasted by households.
We are the culprits.
And 25,000 people die each day while we roll in excess.
Illustration by Andrea O.
Comment by Sur(e)ly Silent