Vlogger calls for action in global food waste problem
Facebook vlogger Project Nightfall recently raised an important alarm in one of his recent vlogs. His video questioned how close we are to actually wasting more food than we eat.
According to the vlogger, data indicates that 40 percent of food produced never gets eaten. And this is just in the US alone. The figures even go so far as to say that this accounts for $180 billion worth of food a year that don’t meet their intended purpose.
Project Nightfall called attention to the food waste generated by big supermarkets in the US that are disposing canned goods and other food by huge quantities on a regular basis.
Aside from the food waste, this is also a contributor to climate change because of the carbon emission incurred with the production of the wasted food. In the UK, he also cited laws that prevent fastfoods and companies from donating the excess food which also contributes to the volume of waste.
The vlogger said that that these huge companies could do so much better especially since many parts of the world are suffering from hunger.
He said that he produced the video to call attention to the staggering amount of waste being generated in the world so people can be more aware and do their part in fixing the problem, hopefully be getting companies to donate the leftover food rather than disposing of it in the landfills. (ANGEL ONG)