Ugly facts about food: 27% of all edible food in the US goes to waste

A recent government study reveals that over one quarter of all food in the United States goes to waste every year. To be excact, 27% of all edible food goes to waste, which adds up to the astonishin total amount is 96.4 (of 356) billion pounds of food. This means that about one pound of food is thrown to the trash every day by each US citizen.

Another astonishing fact is, that currently there is about one billion people on our planet, which suffer from obesity. At the same time there is about one billion people, who suffer from constant malnutrition.

I don’t mean to preach or anything. Just makes you think, doesn’t it?

Source: www.nytimes.com

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  1. Lai-Lai said,

    August 22, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

    I live with 3 other adults & we only throw away about 1lb of uneaten leftovers a week (1/4lb per person), so I call BS on this.

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