Foodie Weekender by Holly Royce
Did you know?
Australians throw away 4.5 million tonnes of food EVERY YEAR – 936 KG for every household on average.
Up to 30% of food we buy is wasted, at an estimated national cost of $5 billion-plus a year according to the Canberra-based Australia Institute. Much of it goes out of date before it can be consumed, which means all of the CO2 pollution embedded in producing it has been in vain.
As the Australian Government reports, food production generates greenhouse gases from a variety of sources:
- fossil fuel energy used to mine, produce and transport packaging materials
- methane released by animals and the farming of land
- the breakdown of food and garden waste.
Check out this amazing video from the Hungry Beast Fact Files for some really startling facts about the journey of our food.
The way we choose to live our life and spend our money has a huge impact on the world around us, as well as our budget.
Head over to our Food Fact Files for some top tips and for managing food in your life by clicking here.
Don’t forget to head over to our website! We are daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers getting on with practical climate action to live better for us and the planet. Join the movement at www.1millionwomen.com.au
Wow, this couldn’t have been more perfectly timed! I’m currently writing a program for years 9 and 10 food technology & was just browsing Facebook as a break. I’m writing a unit on Food Equity and this is perfect for it. 🙂