Dubai, UAE – August 31, 2022: As the world marks the third International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste, nations across the world are calling for the stronger activity to stop food wastage, throwing uneaten food and tackle the planetary emergency of environmental change, nature loss and pollution.
The day is co-convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The day's occasions are driven together by the two organizations.
Diminishing food losses and waste are essential in the current scenario where people worldwide impacted by hunger have been gradually increasing since 2014, and tons and tons of edible food are lost and wasted daily.
The objective is to bring issues to light to the significance of the problem and its potential solutions at all levels and to advance global endeavors and collective action toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, which focuses on halving per capita food waste at the retail and purchaser level by 2030, and decrease food losses along the food production and supply chains.
When food becomes exclusively disposed of, valuable natural resources are used, and unnecessary pollution is produced. Greenhouse gas emissions arise from the process involved with producing food that isn't eaten and from decomposing organic matter. Emissions related to food loss and waste record an expected 8% of total global emissions, making progress in this space a promising avenue for mitigating environmental change.
According to Mr. Basem Barry, founder & CEO of Geohoney, to improve food security, we all must reduce its wastage. This can be done quickly by following simple steps such as making the list of required items before going to the grocery store or ordering online, taking small portions of food on the plate, packing the leftover food instead of throwing it away, and recycling food scraps. Stopping food wastage, eating better, and taking on a sustainable way of life are vital to building a world free from hunger. There are numerous facts and stats about food waste that are very devastating and need immediate action, some of which are -
1. The water used to produce the wasted food could be utilized by 9 billion people at around 200 liters per person daily.
2. If food loss were considered a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, next to China and the US.
3. If 25% of the food at present being wasted internationally was saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million people all over the planet.
4. In developed countries, over half of the food loss & waste starts at home.
Mr. Barry further says little changes to our every day habits can make a substantial global impact in saving people from hunger. So make a move and stop food loss and waste to do good for the people and the planet.
Being a Greentech & pollination company, Geohoney is always figuring out innovative ideas to reduce food waste and remove the problem of hunger on a global level. The company uses sustainable approaches to help people get natural food products without harming the planet. On this International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste, Geohoney offers a flat 15% off on all products to let people relish natural food and understand its importance.
Food is significant in our lives. What's more, we ought to recognize the food we produce, mind how we eat and ponder how to prevent food waste to battle the climate emergency.