Wasting food is a big issue in our world and we are one of the culprits here in Canada.
We waste approximately 40 per cent of our food, or $31 billion dollars worth, just in Canada!! and we are a relatively small country by populaiton. This is according to the Value Chain Management Center, an independent think tank based in Guelph, Ont.
A lot of food waste is an outcome of our behavior that is shaped by attitudes that really are based on perceptions of abundance and affluence. We perceive that we can always replace what we wasted and it’s not such a big deal. That kind of thinking needs to be changed.
With just the cost of food now days we need to think about all the resources it takes to grow/ship/produce/ not to mention the massive volumes of water needed.
If you don’t like wasting money or food please take the time to plan better and sharpen your food storage skills and be aware of what you’re throwing away at the end of the week.