Food waste is a trillion dollar problem annually. It’s one of the biggest threats to the environment. It’s particularly intolerable in the face of a growing hunger crisis across the world. Lou explains the surprising reasons we waste so much food, and what we could do to stop it.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING

Key facts on food loss and waste – FAO
http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/en/

Lipinski’s study on reducing food loss and waste
https://www.wri.org/publication/reducing-food-loss-and-waste

Evans’ food waste study
https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/files/32468825/FULL_TEXT.PDF

Mourad on fighting food waste

Thinking Outside the Bin: Is there a better way to fight “food waste?”

Relationship between food waste, diet quality, and environmental sustainability
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195405

The business case for reducing food loss and waste

The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste

USDA food waste challenge
https://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/faqs.htm

Love food hate waste
https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/

CREDITS
Writer: Louis Foglia
Editor: Page Ellerson
Researcher: Dushyant Naresh
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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