Food is wasted at all levels. Farmers growing vegetables will plow under their crops if they learn that the selling price has gone below the harvesting cost. Retailers and distributors throw food away as it approaches its "sell by" date. ... Households account for about 15 percent of total food loss.This is important, as some writers suggest that personal management of food could alleviate hunger -- that would only save 15%, not insignificant, but not the main problem. Connecting this in some snarky way to the obesity "epidemic" is also not very useful.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I often see references to the large amount of food wasted in America. Finally, here is a summary of how that waste occurs: