In The Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted each year, resulting in 1.3 billion tons of food waste worldwide. Such massive amounts of waste can have negative humanitarian, environmental, and financial consequences. The Think.Eat.Save. campaign was recently launched by the Save Food Initiative, in partnership with the U.N. Environmental Programme (UNEP), FAO, and Messe Düsseldorf, in an effort to change this pattern of waste and reduce its negative effects.
Think.Eat.Save believes that with a few simple changes in consumer habits, eaters can make significant reductions in food waste. There are many regional and national movements pushing for the reduction of food waste in hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, and households. Think.Eat.Save’s campaign hopes that adding its authority and voice to current waste reduction efforts will bring awareness to more sectors of society and inspire more people to act.
The Think.Eat.Save website calls for everyone to play their part in reducing food waste. It acts as a platform through which ideas and projects can be showcased and shared, where news and resources can be easily found. The website has a calendar of events that highlights upcoming food waste talks, festivals, and expositions as well as a variety of tips ranging from the top ten tips to reducing consumer “foodprint”, how to be a conscious consumer, and how to store and preserve food.
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