REDUCE FOOD WASTE
FAO estimated that each year one-third of all the food that is produced worldwide is wasted. That equates to 1.3 billion tons. This is 200 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. In the US alone we waste 141 trillion Calories each year!
COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
What role does wasted food play within this? Arguably the most important. When sent to landfill, rotting food releases methane, an extremely damaging greenhouse gas that in the short-term is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
END WORLD HUNGER
Recent research suggests 1 in 6 Americans struggle to provide themselves and their families with enough food to live. Yet, we waste around one-third of all the food we produce. Where’s the sense in that?