Heaps of Waste

London’s The Independent reported on Sunday that Britain throws away half the food it produces. Whoa.

Here are the numbers: 20 million tonnes of food wasted per year at a cost of £20 billion pounds.

The US is said to waste between 40 and 50 percent of all food it produces, according to research done by Dr. Timothy Jones, an anthropologist at the University of Arizona.

Yet, since those numbers are from research done from 1995 to 2004, I’d have to say that Britain now lays a stronger claim to ‘most wasteful nation’ status. Not sure how I feel about that…

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