In purely mathematical terms, all the food produced by May 26 will never be eaten – 40 percent ends up in the trash each year.
This senseless waste is not only madness from an ethical point of view but also fatal for our planet. After all, food waste is responsible for around ten percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Added to this is the unnecessary consumption of land, water, and energy,” laments Dominik Heizmann, WWF expert on sustainable nutrition.
His (eco)logical warning: “Neither given the climate and biodiversity crisis nor terms of food security can we afford this.” Previously, experts had assumed that about one-third of food is wasted. New research moves the mark to 40 percent. The “Food Rescue Day” proclaimed by WWF falls on May 26.
Therefore, the environmental organization is calling on the government to at least halve food waste by 2030, saying that improved data along the entire value chain is urgently needed to analyze the origins of the losses across the board and set binding reduction targets and measures for all stakeholders involved.
WWF’s valuable eco-tip for the barbecue season
In light of the barbecue season, WWF appeals to buy only as much perishable products such as meat as can be safely consumed. No matter how favorable discounts may tempt
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