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Our Coordinator at VOICE, Tara Connolly has written an article appearing in the Journal on Ireland’s problem with food waste. Read on to find out more about the environmental implications of throwing one third of our food away and what can be done about it.
The Journal, 4 August 2011
IMAGINE THE SCENE: you come home from your weekly food shop at the supermarket. You unpack the food you have just bought and put it on a table. You divide the food into three piles and throw one pile into the bin. It sounds like an act of madness but this is, effectively, what the average Irish household does every week.
According to the EPA, a third of all food bought by households ends up as food waste. But the scale of the problem is much larger with food waste created along the food supply chain and in commercial enterprises, such as canteens and restaurants.Read More