Today, October 16, 2019, is Blog Action Day. Every year bloggers around the world focus on one specific topic on blog action day to raise awareness for this topic. This year’s topic is FOOD. Since this is a health, fitness, and food blog it’s actually not the first time I write about food. 🙂 Instead of giving you a new recipe though I thought I will focus on something different. So today, on Blog Action Day, let’s talk about FOOD.
Take a look in your refrigerator and tell me what you see. Be honest. Do you see any foods that are already expired? I bet you do. How much food do you throw away each week because you didn’t eat it, you forgot about it, or you prepared too much and didn’t find anybody to eat the leftovers?
According to the Agriculture Department, Americans toss more than 25 percent of domestically produced food each year. That’s almost 26 MILLION TONS OF FOOD!!! Other studies even found that the amount of food wasted each year is closer to 50%.
This waste of food has fatal consequences for our environment. Not only does the rotting biomaterial produce tons of methane, a substance responsible for trapping heat in our atmosphere (keyword greenhouse effect), it is also a cause for water squander.
About a quarter of the yearly water consumption is used to produce foods that are thrown away. That is water we could save!!
I don’t even wanna talk about all the people who die because of starvation every year while we don’t know where to put all the food!