What Is Food Waste?

Definition

Food waste is a global issue. There are more than 1 billion people around the world who suffer from hunger and malnourishment due to lack of food. That's why reducing food waste is so important. Food waste has many impacts on the environment, including pollution and loss of resources. Food waste also costs us a lot of money. In fact, Americans throw away nearly 40% of their food every year according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This can be solved by changing our mindset about what we consume and how we consume it.