Wasting food in my opinion is tantamount to criminal. We waste approximately 40% of the food produced in the world - this is a shocking figure. Proponents of industrialized farming practices claim that without factory farms, genetic engineering, and other intensive farming practices we won't be able to produce enough food to feed the world's growing population...does anyone hear 'greenwashing'. How about instead we stop wasting so much and start looking at ways to reduce food waste?
Some companies are taking the initiative and finding that cutting waste is improving their profit margin. According to an article in Grist...
"On average, businesses saved $14 for every $1 invested in reducing food loss, according to a new study commissioned by the Champions 12.3 coalition. That’s a robust return for companies and the planet.The study looked at 700 food companies in the U.S. and 16 other countries and found that a whopping 99 percent actually made money by reducing food waste. Restaurants saw the highest returns, but manufacturing, hospitality, and retail businesses also had returns of $5–$10 for every $1 spent."
~ Gillian F2B Team