Wrigley Winner – Photo 19-21yrs: Fruit for Thought

submitted by Eco-Centre Zejtun : Johann Camilleri  for 19+
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An FAO report states that 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is wasted. This amounts to about a third of the food for human consumption and is lost or wasted through the entire food chain, from farm to plate. According to the UN Environment Program, when throwing away food, we are wasting major resources such as water, land, labor and energy which are used up to produce such food. Food waste which ends up in landfills contributes to global warming and climate change since it adds 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet’s atmosphere.

Considering that 13.1% of people are hungry and 33% of food is wasted, we must keep in mind that the food we waste and throw away will have been the meal for those suffering hunger. As Pope Francis said: “Throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry!”

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