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Food Waste: A Global Tragedy

SELINA JUUL 2012-10-11        #21337


Stop Wasting Food on TEDxCopenhagen

We are 7 billion people on this planet, of which 925 million are starving. Yet we annually waste 1,3 billion tons of food - or enough to feed 3 billion people.

Food waste is a global tragedy: UN estimates that almost 1 billion people on this planet are starving – and still we annually waste food enough to feed 3 billion people.

The hidden implications of food waste are enormous and fighting food losses and food waste must become one of our civilization’s main agendas to ensure our survival as a species. In just 20 years, the human civilization will be in need of at least 50% more food, 45% more energy, and 30% more water. Food waste also affects the climate: Denmark's Environmental Think Tank CONCITO estimates that 14% of the world's CO2 emissions are caused by food waste. 

As a consumer, you can do a great deal to fight food waste. By doing so, you can both contribute to lesser CO2 emissions and save your money - a win-win situation. First of all, you have to remember that as a consumer, you have a great power: you have the power over the retailers - they do not have the power over you. While most of the retailers want to force their customers to buy more food than they actually need, the consumers have the power to buy only what they actually need. Planning, shopping lists, cooking of leftovers, sharing food with neighbors are some examples of good tools against food waste. The most important is to buy only what you actually need – and use what you have bought.

Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark (Stop Spild Af Mad)



JIMMY FLINDT 2012-10-13        #21341
Fantastic performance Selina - really well done - and very informative in respect of the aim of minimising waste of food. I can only recomment other members of Ecoprofile International to watch this video.

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