Making electricity from the 33% of food that is wasted



  • Farmers are using food waste to make electricity

    Cool concept! I was surprised to learn that up to 10 percent of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions are linked to food waste 😵

    Around 33% of the food produced on the planet currently is not consumed. When all this food rots in a landfill, it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

    Decreasing food wastage has high climate change mitigation and adaptation potential. What can you do to encourage less food waste in your own life & more broadly?



  • @Rob-Bennett Sounds like a real opportunity to me

    From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent report:

    Food wastage could lead to an increase in emissions estimated to 1.9–2.5 GtCO2 per year

    Food wastage is a combination of:
    Food loss – the decrease in mass and nutritional value of food due to poor infrastructure, logistics, and lack of storage technologies and management
    &
    Food waste that derives from inappropriate human consumption that leads to food spoilage associated with inferior quality or overproduction.

    Splitting it out into those components might make the problem easier to understand and solve


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