Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday feast I offer some facts and comments on food waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, about one-third of food produced for human consumption around the world is lost or wasted each year.
Urban agriculture contributes to supplemental food production and can support economic development and environmental enhancement. Urban agriculture—from community gardens to urban farms—can also play a pivotal role in promoting composting.
Beneath our feet rests several billions of tons worth of garbage that has piled up over the course of the 20th century, and now, the 21st century. So what will we be doing with all this waste in the future?
Today’s blog is written in special remembrance of Tom Magliozzi, of car talk fame, who died yesterday.