Respect Food & Reduce Food Waste
Food is a valuable resource just like air and water. Without food, human beings will not survive. However, food waste is a serious global problem. Below are just some examples of how much food is being wasted in different parts of the world:
- According to a recent study by the European Commission, around 88 million tons of food is wasted annually in the EU.
- An estimated 32 million tons of food is wasted in America each year.
- Japan discards approximately 18 million tons of food annually – 5 to 8 million tons of that food was considered edible at the time it was discarded.
- Over 1 million tons of food is wasted in Hong Kong every year.
With this we should all rethink our attitude towards food, and give food the respect it rightly deserves!