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Dumpster Diving: A Look at Hunger and Food Waste

DUMPSTER DIVING: A Look at Hunger and Food Waste The Facts on World Hunger 14.3% OF THE POPULATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS UNDERNOURISHED 842 million OVER 500 MILLION HUNGRY PEOPLE ARE IN ASIA, THE MOST IN THE WORLD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DON'T GET ENOUGH FOOD 24.8% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is hungry 45% Sub-Saharan OF DEATHS AMONG CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5 ARE CAUSED BY POOR NUTRITION > That's about 3.1 million children every year $3.2 WOULD BE NEEDED EVERY YEAR TO FEED ALL 66 MILLION HUNGRY SCHOOL-AGE KIDS billion Food Waste in the U.S. ROUGHLY 35 million TONS OF FOOD ARE WASTED IN LANDFILLS EACH YEAR ABOUT 50 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. DON'T GET ENOUGH TO EAT =1 million 40% ABOUT OF ALL FOOD IN THE U.S. DOES NOT GET EATEN THIS WASTE IS EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT $165 BILLION FOOD GETS WASTED AT ALL STAGES OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION FARMING E HARVESTING AND PACKING PROCESSING AND DELIVERY GROCERY STORES RESTAURANTS - HOMES 14-25% OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES BOUGHT GET TOSSED OUT What You Can Do to Prevent Food Waste Keep your fridge organized and put leftovers towards the front Buy less than you think you need to avoid having to toss extra food Put a list of what's in the fridge on the door so you know what you need to use Buy local produce-it will last longer than veggies that have traveled a long way Make a weekly menu of when you'll cook and when you'll have leftovers SAM'S INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: SAM'S DUMPSTER DUMPSTERS www.denverdumpsterrentals.com Sources: http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/08/22/how-food-actually-gets-wasted-in-the-united-states/ http://www.wholeliving.com/136597/12-ways-prevent-food-waste-home/@center/136755/green-home-guide

Dumpster Diving: A Look at Hunger and Food Waste

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About 40% of all food in the U.S. does not get eaten. This waste is equivalent to about $165 billion! See how your household can start preventing food waste by taking a look at this Denver trash remov...

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