Originally Posted by Serenus Christ
I'm sure a bulk of it is just large supermarkets throwing away off food.
Bakeries throwing away bread at the end of the day.. Diary products passing the use-by-date
Originally Posted by Dave Robertson
It's not like we buy stuff and throw it out. Stale bread is about the only thing I can think of that I throw out, if I haven't made French toast out of it.
However, there is a huge market near my house that has scores of prepared salads and other dishes, and I often wonder what happens to what isn't sold. The place is huge and the array is amazing.
"Unsold fruits and vegetables in grocery stores account for a big part of the wasted food.
But consumers and restaurants are also to blame, preparing large portions that result in leftovers that often go uneaten."
You are both correct. But that is a lot
of food going to waste.
Chris Rock once did a routine where he went on about there being too much food in America.
Of course he was talking more about Americans saying things like, "I don't eat (insert favorite bandwagon food here)
because it'll kill you."
And he's correct in his larger point that only people who have "too much food" can afford to think like that.
Years ago (around 1992 I think)I was talking to one of my students from Africa and she said when she sent a photo of herself back to her family, they were surprised at how much weight she had gained (and she was not fat at all. Not even "thick").
She said that she told them that is food EVERYWHERE in the United States. Just food, food, food.