Where do you get your food from, and where does the Food waste go? I am sure most of us will have the same answer as me: from the Grocery Store to the Dustbin. The point is, we expect food to be readily available. We expect our society to produce food through ethical agricultural practices, and we expect there to always be enough to sustain our growing population. The fact is, we have no clue on the food losses during harvesting, collection, thrashing, grading, sorting, winnowing, cleaning, drying, packaging, transportation, storage and its detrimental impact on the economy, environment, climate change and ultimately on Biodiversity.
The growing concern about food waste in landfills; makes a compelling reason for Agro-food industries, Distributors, Retailers and Consumers to begin developing plans for Reverse Logistics, which may seem implausible since re-processing of food for human consumption isn’t usually an option.