Food Waste Disposal and Reduction

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According to the Society of St. Andrew the United States spends about 1 billion dollars a year just to dispose of food waste (1). Food waste is food material that is unable to be eaten or sold which is discarded as trash. Food should be too precious to Americans to waste. It nourishes people’s bodies and brings families together, and they treat food as if it has little to no worth. Food is discarded on farms, while being transported and in retail stores before being sold; it is also discarded in everyday households. Americans are their own enemy, increasing food waste everyday by not being aware of the outcome. Reducing food waste will bring upon many benefits within society but consumers and businesses have to be willing to put forth the effort. There are simple solutions that can be implicated in production, distribution and households in order to decrease food waste. The quality of food in society has declined due to its accessibility. There are convenient grocery stores in a communities selling food. There is an enormous amount of people suffering from poverty and hunger. There are 854 million people in the world who are chronically malnourished. (Sanchez 1). People suffering from world hunger, do not receive enough intake of nutrients that are composed in food, some do not eat at all receiving no nutrients. The increase of food waste is decreasing other natural resources like water, land, and energy. Landfills are becoming more popular, the thrown out food has to be
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