Troubling Facts That Should Definitely Be Hung In Every Grocery Store And Kitchen

Some of you may already know that 1/3 of all the food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. If you didn't know that, I'm gonna give you a moment here to comprehend just how much food that is. Remember, it's 1/3 of everything produced in the entire world — gone.*crickets*

Moment over. Now that we're on the same page about how utterly ridiculous this statistic is, let's learn a little bit more about what it really means and what we can do to help decrease that waste.

And to break it down a little further for ya, here are the main points in the vid:

The video goes on to talk about just how the solution can start with you (and me!). Some ideas for individuals are: Be a more careful grocery shopper, use better methods to store and recycle leftovers, and request smaller portions in restaurants if you don't think you can finish the whole meal.

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