$240 billion problem

We have all heard that Americans throw away 40% of all the food in their supply chain on a yearly basis. But, exactly how much is that? Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, says that it amounts to $240 billion a year.

Now, that’s a lot of money, but what could we do with all that cash if we had saved it? For starters, we could end hunger with just $30 billion a year. The UNDP then estimates that$1 billion a year would ensure universal access to basic social services, such as basic education, health, nutrition, access to water and sewage disposal.

Imagine a world without food waste, it sure looks healthy, happy and prosperous. The solution is in your hands, you just have to ask yourself, do I want to make a change?

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