Food waste is worse for the planet than flying. But the solution for people like you and me is incredibly simple
Liam I'm loving your blogs/newsletters! Food waste is a real pet hate of mine. For years now, I've sat down and done a menu once a week, then created the necessary shopping list et voila! The kids have loved knowing what they're having over the week (and contributing to the menu ideas!) and I've loved only thinking about it once... I couldn't stand the stress of deciding what to have on a daily basis! In fact, Jamie does this with his house-mates at Uni, too. We're only buying the stuff we need, freezing or lunching on the leftovers. Minimal food waste - and minimal money waste too. As for Olio, thanks for the reminder. I joined it years ago but everyone was so far away... I'm signing up again as soon as I've finished here. Lastly... it's also a good idea to have a poke about in the freezer and cupboards every now again and come up with some dishes that use up the stuff that's been around for a while. OK, that's me done, love you! xx
That was a really interesting read, I have been so strict with reducing food waste the last few years. I try to use leftovers the next day so I don't forget about them and I freeze food if I don't get to use it. The Olio app is excellent, I encourage everyone in my area to start using it.
I am absolutely loving reading and travelling this journey with you. Thank you for stripping it back and breaking it down for everyone. Your path of discovery and understanding will help so many others - not to mention our planet and food systems. Of that I feel sure. As you know at Woodoaks Farm we've started a compost club to help people close the loop on food waste and connect the notion of reducing food waste & investing in the soil for good health of people and planet!
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This is a great article. The top 5 reasons are extremely valid, as people become more health conscious, perhaps they will start to purchase the right amount of food according to their diet. Hopefully, this would reduce their chance of forgetting about the food they've purchased, given the cost of a healthy diet. I believe it all comes down to being organised, having a diet plan is the key as it structures a buying and eating routine in people's life.
Could it be that the cost of the food is an important factor in determining whether people over spend and forget about their food storage, is it the foods with the lowest cost that end up in landfills?