Food : Causes And Effects Of Waste Food

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We all remember that time going to dinner with our grandparents, them wanting to order a nice meal for us. Then looking at it, and trying our hardest to eat everything, even the fat. Most of our grandparents grew up in the "Baby Boomer Generation" or "The Silent Generation" where they were taught to eat everything on their plate even if it did not taste good. To today's standard, people think that the "Millennials" waste food. Food is to be considered a loss if it is thrown away or allowed to spoil. Twenty-five million tons of food go to waste a year by grocery stores, restaurants and various food vendors. According to Food Waste "food waste refers to the intentional rejection and discard of edible food that occurs on the retail and consumption side of the supply chain." Consumers in America are guilty for throwing out another 43 percent of food resulting in twenty-seven million tons of wasted food. About $218 billions of food is wasted yearly in the United States. Seventeen percent of food loss comes from comes from manufacturers such as farms. Millions of tons of food go to waste each year, leaving causes and effects of food waste and people wondering what the state, business and individuals can do to help reduce food waste. Food waste. Who wants it or by those matters, who wants food waste. Food loss can be caused from millions of ways during the process; starting with agricultural production all the way to us as consumers. Developing countries have food waste that
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