"We can’t have food waste at the moment. With people panic buying shops are empty and we know that food is being wasted. It just shouldn’t be happening,” says Neil Whitcombe, trading executive, FruPro. Quoted in an article from FruitNet.com (see links below)..
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, many of us are buying cartfulls of food. Here are some recent articles and postings about avoiding food waste during the outbreak -- ways to minimize throwing away the food we've purchased.
We'll post more hunger- and food security-related articles as they appear in COVID-19 news coverage.
An article from Esquire magazine -- https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/food/a31903074/quarantine-food-waste-jacques-pepin-david-chang/
A posting by Waste 360 -- https://www.waste360.com/food-waste/fighting-hunger-food-waste-amid-covid-19
An article on the FruitNet.com site -- http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/181220/covid-19-platform-launched-to-fight-food-waste
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new annual report on the State of Food and Agriculture. This year, it is dedicated to the topic of food waste: http://www.fao.org/3/ca6030en/ca6030en.pdf
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