Why should food businesses care about waste?

Jul 23, 2018

Why do you think the new generation of businesses are so passionate about food waste? What’s changed?

Given the need for meaningful action on two of today’s biggest global issues: climate change and social inequality, it is simply no longer acceptable to allow approximately one third of all produced food go to waste. Unsurprisingly, the quantity of water, energy, land and other inputs required in food production means food waste is now widely understood to be one of the biggest drivers behind climate change. Increased visibility into the scale of this problem, where such a high proportion of resources are misdirected at the same time as 800 million people globally go hungry, is inspiring change. The responsibility we have to find ways of redesigning the system for the better naturally makes it a challenge that entrepreneurs are very passionate about tackling.

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