Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Half of All Food Produced is Thrown Away.

Think back to when you were a child, and you sat there at the kitchen table, your slimy, sickly-green brussel sprouts getting cold on your plate as your mother yelled, "finish your food! think of the starving children in Africa!" Well, she might have been onto something. The Stockholm International Water Institute issued a report last week stating that half of all food produced is wasted, either during processing, transport, in stores and kitchens, and finally by the consumer. This of course is a tragedy in and of itsself, considering the number of people living in poverty without enough to eat. It's also, the Institute states, the source of 40 trillion liters of water flushed down the drain each year.
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