26 November 2009

A thanksgiving reflection

While many Americans feast on turkey and all the fixings today, a new study finds food waste per person has shot up 50 percent since 1974. Some 1,400 calories worth of food is discarded per person each day, which adds up to 150 trillion calories a year.

In other words, the U.S. could feed another country with the population of the U.S.--just on what we toss in the trash.

3 comments:

PENolan said...

Happy Buy Nothing Day, Karlo

Karlo said...

I'm definitely doing my part on Buy Nothing Day!

mdeals said...

Not only food, waste so much things like water, oil, time and etc......