CarolCooks2…Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste…

Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted in the EU every year, with more than half coming from households. Changing the way we shop, cook and plan our meals can really make a difference to prevent the waste of food, money and resources.

Worldwide the figures are even scarier…Do you know what upsets and scares me more?

828 million people.

Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but as many as 828 million people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise, affecting nearly 10% per cent of people globally…

I am not a mathematician. but I don’t think I need to be…we must do more…we can do more…

33 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste…

  1. Poetry Goddess - Luna B

    Aye, I wish we have a way to feed to homeless and the poverty with those excess food


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  4. petespringerauthor

    With all the hungry people in the world, this problem should earn top priority. Waste comes in many forms, and it’s a crime that food gets tossed that could go to starving folks.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Unfortunately, Pete for the world’s starving children and the environment it goes on… We need to break that chain and individually do just that little bit more…

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  5. alexcraigie

    That opening’s truly powerful! So many people literally starving and we’re throwing away perfectly good food. Oh, for a more joined-up world! ♥♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Alex…sometimes as they say less is more and in this case I didn’t want to embellish the text too much it takes away from the stark reality and that is horrendous in this day and age xx

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  6. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    There was a time when any food that might be left on a plate was scraped into the dog’s bowl rather than the wastebin. That was how they were fed for thousands of years They didn’t seem to come to much harm. Instead today we spend 100 billion globally on buying food for them, often foods that do more harm than good. Whilst some foods are not suitable for pets, most is quite acceptable. I cannot abide waste and get really angry when I see films and television programmes where a plate of food is put in front of a character and the next minute everyone gets up and leaves them untouched. Somebody said it was false food anyway, but the message is still the same… Great reminder Carol.. ♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree totally , Sally… Saangchai has chicken and rice he won’t eat processed dog food it makes him sick… Thai dogs mostly have rice and scraps.. Although I do cook chicken for him including the feet etc.. Restaurants who promote all you can eat or if you eat this its free just encourages overeating plus waste…. That is my bugbear… Now we’ve both had our say.. I hope you have great evening , Sally xxx

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  8. beetleypete

    As you know, I stick rigidly to my shopping list, and almost never waste any food products. The only thing I have thrown away in weeks was a large baking potato that was black inside when I cut it open to make some wedges.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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