Navigation Links
Our Attitude To Food Costing Us A Fortune

A latest survey shows that our attitude towards food has cost us a fortune as no one really cares about the food wasted. Deep in Arizona, one lone, but dedicated university researcher spent part of his lifetime organizing his students to count food // in, count food out and measure the waste at every stage along the food chain. His findings have been salutary. Of the food we begin with, barely half is ever eaten.

Studies have show that in agriculture, where fields may be ploughed over with food not worth selling after subsidies, and in food processing, food waste costs $20bn a year. Junk from convenience stores adds up to 26 per cent of the food that enters their hands, only to be topped by consumers, who bin a further $43bn worth.

Even the world’s leading food bodies, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation, barely mention the issue, except for some estimates of wastage rates in agriculture, a quarter of a century old, that still rest in the archives. In the absence of information, and thus discussion on how we treat food in the nurturing of our planet, the waste has gone unnoticed and therefore unchecked. Researchers say the results are not only an avoidable economic burden, but also damage to the environment, depletion of world resources, and a contribution to global warming through soil exhaustion, unnecessary fertilizer and water use and excessive landfill use.

Thus researchers say if we are ever to eat more than half the food that we make, it is time to collect the information on food waste, report it, publicise it, campaign, legislate and honour the food-efficient. Where food IS plentiful, there will always be a tendency to waste. But if we can establish the wise use of food as morally sound, and its wastage as the opposite, our planet and we all will end up the richer.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Attitude affects lifes quality
2. Attitude Towards AIDS Patients – Time For A Change
3. Attitude Of Male Dominance May Affect Life Expectancy In Men
4. Adolescents Influenced By Maternal Attitude Regarding Weight Control
5. Madhya Pradesh Shows Indifferent Attitude Towards Infant Mortality
6. Risk Attitudes And Consequences Of College Drinking
7. Mother’s Attitude Towards Immunisation Makes it Inaccessible to Childre
8. Coffee Stimulants Could Make us to Change The Attitude
9. Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality
10. Doctors Attitude and Costs Plays a Vital Role in Boosting Medical Tourism in India
11. Copycat Attitude Pushes Kids to Commit Suicide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 ... ... on Friday, November 25th, when SevenPoint2 released the much-anticipated HydroFX for Water®. ... eye-catching label design. Featuring one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants, molecular ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a ... Scooters . , Mobility Scooters give freedom to people who need help getting around. ... may be facing a long period of rehabilitation after an illness or accident. There ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... "FCPX Overlay Glare is a ... lighting effect without heavy rendering or complicated compositing," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... create an organic spectrum of lights that simulates the look of a glare. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... GA (PRWEB) , ... December ... ... technology and security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations ... the 2017 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) Central Awards. , Awards include the ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Physicians Education ... Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myeloma, on ... “We are honored to have Amy E. Herman present at this year’s conference, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016   Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, ... results today from a Phase 2 clinical study of ... Lexicon in collaboration with JDRF, the leading global organization ... of this Phase 2 clinical trial, which randomized a ... of a once-daily 400 mg dose of sotagliflozin compared ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , December 5, 2016 According to ... Treatment modalities (Chondrocyte Transplantation, Growth Factor Technology, Tissue Scaffolds, Cell-free composites), ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to reach USD 779.8 Million ... CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India ... a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "Global Cancer ... the global revenue of cancer biomarkers market is projected to ... at a CAGR of 13.3% from 2016 to 2022. Omic ... share in 2015 and is expected to maintain its dominance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: