Covid Crisis and Food
It’s no surprise that the emergency COVID-19 has created far reaching consequences. Many sectors in our modern economic and social system have been affected. One major consequence to social well-being is food, which involves production, distribution, and waste. Pre-Covid food waste projections estimate that somewhere between 25-40% of food grown and distributed in the US goes unused every year. This accounts for around $160 billion of waste annually. The problem of that much money and food being wasted cannot be denied. There are still many people who go hungry in the US every year. What’s more, the methane produced by food waste goes directly into landfills. Landfills are huge emitters of greenhouse gas and pollution. We know greenhouse gases to be a catalyst in climate change. For ore information on this topic, visit the US Department of Agriculture website.