(Guest post by Carly S)
Food Waste was the top trending, or most talked about topic on Twitter yesterday following a brilliant and shocking rant by comedian John Oliver on this very serious topic.
Globally, we throw out around one-third of all food produced! Imagine going to your fridge and cupboards, taking out one in every three edible items and tossing them in the garbage. It’s crazy. And this is happening at the same time that close to 800 million people go to bed hungry every night.
Across the world, concern about the outrageous amount of food we waste is growing. Recently, France passed a law forcing supermarkets to give unsold food to charity rather than throw it away. There is also growing pressure on supermarkets and consumers to accept perfectly tasty and edible fruit and veggies that are tossed away simply because they are a less than perfect shape.
Ugly fruits and veg need love too!
At Comamos Juntos we are delighted to see the issue of food waste being taking seriously and talked about across the world. We work to rescue food that would otherwise unnecessarily be wasted, share it with food insecure communities in Nicaragua and educate for better food management. Tonnes of edible food is thrown out daily here in Nicaragua while at the same time around one in four kids are chronically undernourished.
There are lots of ways you can help us. Take a look around our website, connect with us on social media and always remember to give funny looking fruit a chance!