Waste Not! Want Not! Week 20…Food Waste and Climate Change…

Week 20…Who would have thought I could find so much to write about the news just keeps coming…The world is definitely waking up to what is happening and some sensing the urgency…Just this morning I was reading about a World Forum of environmentalists, chefs, farmers who are looking at how they can ensure that no one in the world will be starving like they are now it may mean changing farming and manufacturing methods a full report is not available yet.

green foot prints eco system

So much is happening in the world around us that there are going to have to be many changes or life as we know it will not exist…Climate change, food. plastic, waste they are all connected to each other they all affect one another…Seriously the world is in trouble it may not seem like that to many of you cocooned in your comfy part of the world but food affects our health as does climate change everything is interlinked…

To me and many around the world, Sir David Attenborough is the voice of climate change…the voice of our planet…Listen to what he has to say he believes that things have escalated far quicker than he initially thought.

Sir David Attenborough


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Flies and Fungi…

As the earth heats up it will make our food less safe…Did you know?… Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals causes more than 600 million people to fall ill and 420,000 to die worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

We have soup kitchens and places where people can go get dry/tinned goods if they are on the breadline…What I find really sad is the fact that the image underneath was taken many years …People are still starving …That is a tragedy that man and governments have still not solved the problem of the poor and in fact compound that problem in many ways…They should hang their heads in shame…

soup Kitchen

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Community refrigerators is another idea with the aim of stopping food waste…a British environmental charity is turning to an innovative bit of technology: community refrigerators.

However, they help to solve the problem of waste in countries like the Uk but not the problem of the fact children are still starving all around the world …I am guessing there will be no community refrigerators in India( 190.7 million), China ( 150.8 million), Pakistan (39.6 million) appalling figures…

Food waste is a major issue...around the world…about 13 billion pounds worth of food gets wasted every year.

food cycle waste chart

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We have zero waste stores springing up around the globe we now have Loop joining the party…Everyone knows food packaging is one of the leading causes of pollution on land and in the sea. From water bottles to potato chip bags, that plastic litter is everywhere. People have tried politely protesting at supermarkets, others try to buy in bulk, and some are so frustrated they try to only buy direct from farms and wholesale markets. That does not work for everyone.



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Guinness is owned by the worlds largest drinks company and they have joined Carlsberg in the quest to end plastic rings…Which when dumped in the sea cause problems and death to marine life…Initially, I wasn’t overjoyed with this new concept as I felt it wouldn’t stop littering however in the real world although we are all conscious of our actions and don’t dump some people always will so I suppose I will have to admit they have a place in the bigger picture.

Victoria Zigler who is known for her beautiful children’s books always supports my blog posts and if she comes across anything she drops me a line …These pretty little seed bearing lollipops which are the brainchild of Amborella Organics are awesome once finished the seed-bearing sticks can be planted and will happily grow…


Thank you for reading this post later just in case you weren’t aware I also write a regular monthly post over at Esme’s Salon and at the moment I am trawling through the Culinary alphabet today’s post is about recipes, ingredients maybe cooking terms beginning with the letter O…Please pop over and say hello…


About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on  mewe.com/i/caroltaylor3 


Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS

Connect to Carol

Blog: https://carolcooks2.com/

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week xx

17 thoughts on “Waste Not! Want Not! Week 20…Food Waste and Climate Change…

      1. Teagan R. Geneviene

        I finally finished the paint in my bedroom and bathroom yesterday. Now I only have the rest of the house to go (minus the 2 walls in the living room). LOL. Once the paint fumes air out, I can finally set up my bedroom! I’m excited about that. I still need some kind of table for a night stand. I’m going to use 2 white garden trellises to make a headboard. My back is complaining about the air mattress, so I’m glad for that reason too. 😉

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  1. franklparker

    Great post, highlighting a serious problem, Carol. It’s one of those areas where every solution throws up new problems. The man whose resurrection we are celebrating today is quoted as saying “The poor will always be with you”. It’s a truism because the more food we make available, and the more we do to tackle disease, the more people there are to feed.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I totally agree Frank there will always be divides but we also do need to stop the food waste and make less available only have what is in season and people would get used to that. A total re-education starting from kindergarden needs to be put in place …In my ideal world of course because that will never happen…Thank you for popping in and adding your valuable comment to the conversation…Happy Easter 🙂

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    I will leave you with Carol Taylor’s post on waste this week which not only highlights the fact that globally there is an estimated 13 billion pounds worth of food thrown away, but all the innovative ways to keep food in community fridges to prevent spoiling in countries where individual cold storage is not possible. We can all do our bit, buy just what we need and donate food we don’t use.. Tesco now has a zero waste policy with food being donated to good causes. #recommended

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  3. simplywendi

    great post! food waste is such a huge problem here in the US and it is so great that our small community has a food rescue program that gathers leftover food from restaurants and businesses and distributes it to those in need. It is scary to read about how much overall that is wasted.
    may your day be blessed Carol.

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      1. simplywendi

        absolutely! i was out to eat, a rare occasion for me, and i sat around and watched what was being thrown away after what people left on their plates, just astounded me and why they didn’t take it home made my mind spin. I don’t understand how people can just throw money away like that.


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