Feast Your Eyes

A short video explains how we’re wasting so much food.

February 24, 2016

Food waste is finally starting to grab some media attention, and it’s about time. Because the statistics are nothing short of staggering. Worldwide, about a third of all food never gets eaten. That’s more than enough to feed the planet's nearly 800 million people who don’t get enough on their plates to be well nourished.

The issue has landed itself on the cover of next monthNational Geographic magazine. In the above video, National Geographic explorer and food waste activist Tristram Stuart gives an overview of the many reasons perfectly good food ends up rotting away.

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