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In this special edition we have the mother founder presenter Jason Sole alongside his mother and Motherchannel and interviewer owner Judy Sole. We hear about the simply ludicrous fact’s regarding our food production all over the world. There is a ridiculous amount of food that goes to waste on a daily and weekly basis. The amount of food that goes missing weekly is literally 60% and this is down to the inability of families worldwide to buy the correct amount of food for their family that reduces waste to a minimum.

As we hear from Dr Helen Harwatt (sustainable food expert from Britain) and she rams home the hard facts about food waste globally stating “the food sector dominates the lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions” and to add to that “30% of all food produced is wasted” and this will be an issue as we move into the future. Dr Helen Harwatt informs us that “globally 1/3 of all crop calories are fed to animals and we only get 12% of those calories back as human food” this is an astonishing fact when you think that if you fed the crops we feed to animals but to humans instead then we could feed around 3 times as many people. This is really highlighting the global inefficiencies in our global food production as Jason informs us.

As Jason reminds us, we invest 1/3 of our food globally into production and we only yield 12% of that food back for consumption, this means there is 88% inefficiency with a massive 60% waste from supermarkets. The art of purchasing the correct amount of food for yourself and your family is a very important skill and one which can really have an impact on waste reduction.

 

If you take just one thing from this video then it should be the following statement:

ONLY BUY THE EXACT AMOUNT OF FOOD YOU WILL EAT WEEKLY AND LOWER YOUR CONSUMPTION OF MEAT.

Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqLz4O32vc , http://www.fao.org/food-loss-and-food-waste/en/ ,

By Alex Mitchison

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