If you are like me, you hate to waste food. Whether you grow it yourself or buy it from the farmers market or at a pinch the supermarket, so much energy and water goes into growing our food that it is almost a crime to waste it. All those food miles consumed just so we can throw it away into landfill to generate methane, which is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Talk about a double whammy!
On the off chance that we have any food that happens to go off, then we dispose of it in this order:
- Dogs, if they don’t eat it then,
- Chickens, if they don’t eat it then,
- Worm farm, then
No food scraps enter our landfill bin at all. There is always some animal willing to consume it, whether it be beast or insect!
So on that note, here is a great video that shows just how much food is wasted during production and consumption in Australia. It featured on the Hungry Beast show on ABC.
It certainly was an eye opener for me. Half the mango crop thrown away? What an atrocity!
More on food in a post very soon…. I have a surprise for everyone!