I’ve been following your journey to fight against food waste and encourage redistributing the surplus food to better causes for a while, and this post just really highlights why we need to change our habits for the betterment of our future.
What many people don’t realise, and it’s so great that you brought it up here, is that we produce enough food to feed every single person on the planet. The problem is the unequal distribution of this food, especially in third world countries, and using up more resources to produce even more food (to be wasted) is not the answer. With very limited non-renewable resources, and the extra carbon emissions that will pollute the air as a result of increased food production, it is a lose-lose situation for the environment, and to our resources.
More can, and needs to be done to reuse the surplus food that get disposed of on a daily basis (from farmers, supermarkets, households etc) so that a sustainable future can be built on Earth and no one will live with food insecurity when we can do something about it.