National Geographic: How Much Food are we Wasting?

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Has anyone else read the most recent copy of National Geographic?  The article, How to Feed a Growing Planet, features the above infograph of the average amount of food purchased – and wasted – per person in the US during the course of one year!

According to National Geographic, by 2045 the population will likely have grown from 7 billion to 9 billion people. With climate change, limited arable land, and water, how do we plan on feeding our growing planet? The article emphasizes the importance of diet adjustments and a need for research. Julian Cribb, author of The Coming Famine, says higher yielding crop varieties and more efficient farming methods will be crucial. So will waste reduction.

That’s where we hope to come in.

(Infograph via: National Geographic)

Written by kbrotherslane

June 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

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