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    Global Food Waste


    March 3, 2016

    The world’s food system is in trouble. We as humans are the ones that can stop the trouble and help our world. Tristram Stuart is an author and an activist and he talks about global food waste. He says that Western countries throw out half of their food not because it isn’t appetizing, but because it does not look appealing. The food ends up in trash heaps rather than in a human’s stomach. Forests are being cut down, but there are still millions of people that are going hungry.

    American consumers are wasting about forty percent of their food they purchase. Every year we are throwing $161 billion worth of food into landfills. Not only are

    we wasting money but we are wasting good tasting food.

    “The amount of food wasted and lost globally is shameful,” said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. In countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, an average family of four wastes $1,600 and $1,100 per year, respectively, at the consumption stage. There is a report that says that food loss and waste cause huge inefficiencies in economic, energy and natural resource use. For example, the large amount of water used to grow apples or irrigate rice or roast coffee is also wasted if the end-product is lost along the way.

    Nicole Martinez [Master Editor] Monica Hernandez [Editor] Owais Alderei [Editor] Abdulla Albakri [Editor]

    Table of Contents What is Global Food Waste?………………1 Tristram Stuart..….……………………….…….2 Ugly Foods…………………….……………….….3 What other countries say about U.S…..4 World Wide Malnutrition…………………..5 How to reduce food waste……………..….6

    What is Global Food Waste? By [Nicole Martinez]



    Tristram Stuart By [Nicole Martinez]

    column article followed by a four-column article, on the same page .

    Tristram Stuart is a speaker, campaigner and an expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. He has his TED talk on the internet that has been watched over a million times. He is very passionate and dedicated to fixing the problem of food waste. He states that it is an injustice in our world. In 2011, he received the Sophie Prize which is an international environmental award. He is the founder of Feeding the 5000. It is a raising campaign where 5000 members from the public are given free lunches using only ingredients that would have been wasted. This event was held in Trafalgar Square in 2009 and 2011. It has also been held internationally. He wants to change the world with the fact that we waste large quantities of produce along with other foods.

    Tristram also works with a range of NGOs, government, and private enterprises to try and prevent more foods being wasted all around the world. He wants people to be more responsible when they are using global resources. We only have one world to live in so we need to take care of it. Take advantage of the global resources we have rather than just overlooking them and tossing them away.

    An interesting fact about Tristram is that he is the founder of Toast Ale, which is a beer launched in the UK in 2016 that is made using fresh, surplus bread.



    Ugly Foods The world must do something to

    curb billions of pounds of food

    wastes. It is very ironical that we

    waste do much edible foods while

    close to 800,000 people across the

    world do not have enough to eat.

    In her article “How ‘Ugly’ Fruits

    and Vegetables Can Help Solve

    World Hunger”, Elizabeth Royte

    examines various approaches that

    could be used to reduce or

    eliminate food wastage in the US

    and the rest of the world.

    Motivated by the activities of

    Tristram Stuart, Royte argues that

    increasing the consumption of

    food condemned to waste would

    not only reduce environmental

    degradation, but also reduce

    hunger in the world.

    How can the world cut the amount

    of foods wastes? Tristram Stuart

    examines various workable

    solutions geared towards a more

    sustainable food consumption

    culture. Whether you live in a

    developed or a developing

    country, everybody has a role in

    reducing food wastes. For

    instance, some American schools

    have initiated programs that

    encourage students to serve

    themselves portions of food that

    they are sure they will finish. As

    Tristram Stuart transverses to

    other countries in the world, he

    notices another area where billons

    of edible foods are wasted.

    In Peru, and Kenya, billings of

    tones of edible fruits and

    vegetables are wasted due to their

    failure in meeting certain quality

    exporting thresholds. Emphasis on

    the right color, shape, and size

    render many foodstuffs unfit for

    export to the developed world. To

    lessen the unacceptable culture of

    wasting too many foods, Tristram

    Stuart demonstrates that various

    “ugly foods” could adequately be

    utilized, not only to increase food

    distribution in the world, but also

    to lessen environmental impact of

    wasted foods. For instance,

    Tristram Stuart creates local

    delicacies from wasted food stuffs

    such as “wrong sized” bananas,

    and Satsuma juice obtained from

    discarded mandarins.

    Ugly Foods By: Owais Alderei




    Of their food



    What is being said about America? By: Abdulla Albakri

    Eating and wasting too much has

    dire consequences. According to

    Center for Disease Control and

    Prevention, 35.7% of Americans

    are obese. The cost of treating a

    third of American population

    battling with obesity cost the

    United Sates $147 billion in 2008

    alone. Compared to health

    Americans, obese people

    consumed $1,429 more in

    healthcare costs. These cases are

    avoidable by simply eating less

    food. Reducing food consumption

    not only creates a healthier

    society, but also ensures that

    everybody has enough to eat. With

    global population expected to

    increase by two billion by the year

    2050, coupled with the current

    underfed populations, world

    leaders are concerned on the

    future sustainability of food.

    Apart from the health concerns,

    environmental concerns through

    food wastage have attracted

    attention. As the American society

    continues to discard unconsumed

    foods and plastics bags by burying

    them in landfills, the rate of

    pollution consequently increases.

    Data from statistics by the US

    Environmental Protection Agency

    (EPA) shows that food wastes

    accounted for 34 million tons of

    total municipal solid wastes in

    2010 alone. Sadly, while many

    form of wastes such as plastics

    and metals can be recycled; food

    wastes are mostly destined to the

    landfills, accounting for 21% of

    the total content in the landfills.

    As the trash decomposes,

    chemical reactions release

    methane to the atmosphere.

    Increasing the level of methane in

    the atmosphere increases global

    warming since methane is 21 more

    powerful than carbon dioxide.

    These shocking reports indicate

    that the American human footprint

    is largely to blame for the

    overconsumption culture in the

    US. Landfills account for

    approximately 34% of human

    related methane emission in the

    US. Therefore, Americans must

    device approaches to lessen the

    rate of disposing consumed foods

    in an effort to cut the rate of global

    warming. Suggestions include

    offsetting food wastes in

    economically justifiable ways

    such as special collection of food

    wastes. “Consumer good will”

    was a also an important

    recommendation by statistics EPA





    By [Monica Hernandez]

    “The people that are

    most at risk for

    hunger are children”

    75% Of the people dying of hunger are


    World hunger is affecting millions of people through malnourishment and general under-nutrition. Malnutrition is something that means a person lacks the elements, in a nutritional sense, that is necessary to be fully healthy. Often, this is either a lack of calories and protein or vitamin and mineral deficiency. In the world today, nearly one in eight people in the world have “chronic undernourishment,” which means they are in a severe state of hunger, which often means their children will face that same undernourishment, which creates a vicious cycle much like poverty.

    The people that are most at risk for hunger are children. The children that are malnourished are immunologically disadvantage and run higher risks of becoming ill, these kids will be ill for 160 days or more each year, and it causes five million deaths every year. Diseases like malaria and measles are exemplified in children that are undernourished.

    Malnourishment is an epidemic affecting nearly one billion people in the world. This is epidemic is not something that only affects third world countries, many working poor Americas are also facing and enduring malnourishment as they live in a low-income region with few or no grocery stores to get fresh food.

    Being an undernourished child or adult reduces the capabilities to thrive in the operations of day to day life. It is unbelievable paradox to see that there are so many human beings living with hunger every day and at the same time there are approximately 40 million tons of food being wasted in the United States households alone, not to include grocery stores and restaurants.

    The fact that the hunger involves American children can be a shocking fact for some to understand, however, 15.3 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2014 here in the U.S., this is something that can cause a feeling of helplessness for many especially here in the U.S. There are many programs, activist, and simple at home streamlining that Americans can exercise to take the initiative towards contributing towards reducing hunger in America.

    40% Of children in Africa are so chronically undernourished by the age of five that they will never fully physically recover or mentally develop.



    You Can Help Reduce Food Waste By [Monica Hernandez]

    Tips to Reduce Household Waste

     Plan Create a weekly meals plan to avoid overbuying unnecessary items

     Prepare Chop vegetables and fruits in advance, which will make them readily available for use

     Store Find the properly to enhance the freshness of the each item.

    Reduce Your Household’s

    Food Waste

    Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. Here is a list of the benefits of reducing wasted foods: it saves money, reduces methane emission, conserves energy and resources, and supports the effort to fight hunger in your community. There is an overall benefit not only to the individual but it will also benefit the world as a whole.

    Donate untouched food to food banks

    You can also donate any untouched nutritious food that you may have over purchased. This can include canned foods, frozen foods, and any other items that are still in edible condition. You may donate these items at your local family shelter, churches, community centers, or any other charitable center that will be able to store and cook the items for those in need.

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