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By T.C. Richmond and Lisa Herb
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Reducing food waste: Saving the planet one banana at a time


Last updated 8/21/2020 at 3:06pm

Climate change and the pressing need to reduce our global carbon emissions may feel like an overwhelming problem to us as

individuals. However, we all have the power to make a difference.

One important thing we can do to reduce climate-change-causing carbon in the atmosphere is reduce food waste.

Food production accounts for around one-quarter – 26% – of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, food is a basic human need. On our way to a more sustainable future, we are certainly not going to eliminate food, but we can make sure the food we produce is not wasted.

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