STUDY: THE ‘FOODPRINT’ OF FOOD WASTE

STUDY: THE ‘FOODPRINT’ OF FOOD WASTE

From Sustainable America

We the people have the power to make a real impact on the environmental burden of food waste.

“As you scrape food into the trash, do you ever stop to think about all the resources you’re throwing away along with it? The land it was grown on, the water and fertilizer that helped it grow, the energy used to harvest, store and deliver it?

new study, by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Sustainable America, considered these questions by analyzing the resource use associated with our diet, including the portion that gets wasted. Together, these resource and environmental impacts — including energy, land, water and fertilizer use; and greenhouse gas emissions — make up what the authors called a “foodprint.””

 

READ MORE: http://www.sustainableamerica.org/blog/new-study-measures-the-foodprint-of-food-waste/

 

Note: this post was previously published on CharlestonGOOD.com

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