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  • Writer's pictureMiri M

Practical ways to reduce food waste in urban homes

An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally each year, which is about one third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (Click here for the report) The amount of food lost or wasted costs 2.6 trillion USD annually and is more than enough to feed all the 815 million hungry people in the world - four times over.

How do we tackle this problem? Food waste problem not only causes hunger, it also contributes significantly to global warming.

Apart from the organized efforts of governments, organization and businesses, what are the ways individuals can reduce food waste at home? I suggest reading this article by BBC to learn how.

About a month ago, I have been invited by Channel 8 of Media Corp to join an interview in which a few like-minded individuals discussed ways to reduce food waste from shopping, cooking, to handling food waste.

If you can understand Mandarin, I'd like to invite you to spend a bit of time to watch this interview, in which I shared how I turn my food waste into compost that help my plants thrive.

Source: MediaCorp 8 World News

Do you have some tips for food waste reduction that you can share with us?

Please write to me via email or my Facebook page. Thank you! ^_^


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