On September 29th, Connecting Environmental Professionals Toronto hosted an informative virtual event to discuss the topic of food waste and actionable ways to help manage and reduce food waste in your kitchen! Our speakers shared important statistics about food waste, how it impacts climate change, tips to reduce food waste with informational resources and food storage tips.
Why Food Waste is a Problem? Why talk about it now?
With the holidays coming up, we will be soon gathering with friends and family sharing meals. It is important to shed light on this issue and hopefully we can help reduce food waste with some awareness.
The U.N. report estimates 17 per cent of the food produced globally each year is wasted. That amounts to 931 million metric tons (1.03 billion tons) of food. According to the National Zero Waste Council's research on household food waste in Canada, almost 2.3 million tonnes of edible food is wasted each year, costing Canadians in excess of $21 billion. In addition to the economic costs, food waste has substantial environmental impacts.
Our three brilliant speakers were (bios found on our CEPT website):
Goldie Srivastava, Cleantech Entrepreneur, Marketing & Communications Leader
For those who missed the live event, we're happy to be able to share the recording of the webinar with you below:
Our speakers and attendees shared some helpful links and resources in the chat, and we are sharing those here if you didn't catch them at the event:
Grocery shopping apps:
Safe canning and preserving:
Start your own compost!
Check out companies who are taking upcycling food to the next level:
Study of vitamin C bioavailability in broccoli in season vs not in season https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637480701453637
Below is a copy of the downloadable PPT deck.
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