Counting on …day 278

16th August 2022

 As well as saving water and energy, we can also take positive steps by saving food – or more particularly not wasting it! Some 40% of the food produced world wide ends up as waste each year. This occurs at source, during processing and distribution, and in our own homes! We can address the issue in our homes by planning meals and meals sizes more carefully, by using up left overs and oddments, learning new cooking skills, and making shopping lists to avoid unnecessary purchases. What happens at home is easy to see, but what happens in the other stages of the food line is more obscure. Legislation is in hand to require companies to openly report on food waste. This should improve action on food waste by companies and keep us the consumer better informed. To support this legislation you can contribute to the DEFRA consultation via FeedBack Global’s proforma:- https://action.feedbackglobal.org/page/109702/action/1?utm_source=Klaviyo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Oddserver%20%20AUGUST%20%28Yp2bjz%29&utm_content=sign%20their%20email%20action%20here&_kx=7I12iaMPyUTtHKRSEXyzHh4mnvKbosjpuhdAUvBF19MSWyfWVaBduyhvFzkMZphO.Q6bY5H

For Eco tips on avoiding food waste  – https://greentau.org/2021/08/09/eco-tips-4/

And eating with a food conscience – https://greentau.org/2022/01/03/green-tau-issue-29/

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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