How much food are you throwing away? At first glance, the amount of food you waste in your home may seem insignificant. In fact, most likely you have never stopped thinking about how much it is or what that waste means.
Food connects us. It is part of our identity and our culture. It is also a trigger for our memories; an aroma or a flavour can make us travel through time. But if food means so much to us, why do we throw it away?
If there is one thing the pandemic has been successful at, it has been at showing us how vulnerable human beings are. In addition to the health threat, COVID-19 has brought to light many failures of structures that we once considered robust.
The Network of Cities for Agroecology is an association made up of twenty-two Spanish local entities and twenty-four other social organisations. Since the end of 2019, the Board of Directors has been presided by the City Councils of Zaragoza, Valladolid, València and Murcia.
Many small shrimp producers in India depend on this activity to make a living. The equation is simple: If they sell their product, they can live; otherwise, the whole family is left in a vulnerable situation.
Stop throwing away food: for our wallets, for the millions of people who suffer from hunger and for the planet. Fortunately, many innovative ideas emerge every day to prevent food waste. And when we talk about prevention, science and technology are our allies.
The need was imminent: in-depth understanding of food systems to make better decisions. Because, without accessible, organised and proven information on food systems, it is difficult to identify actions that could improve them.