In 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet. How will we feed all these people? I would have to think our actions today will affect our future tomorrow.
Some of the choices people make today are not helping our future. Would you believe that Americans throw out over $165 BILLION dollars worth of food every year? There are better choices that we can make to stop this from happening. For example, only buy what you need and cook with every part of the food. Click here to find 34 ways to waste less food.
Another thing we need to think about is eating food that doesn’t always look so perfect. Food is thrown out because it doesn’t “look good”. Trader Joe’s ex-president Doug Rauch is trying to sell consumers on “ugly” food. I know that I have been to blame for this. But, I have noticed that oddly shaped carrots taste just as good as the typical triangular shaped ones. Just because it is not aesthetically pleasing does not mean it is bad. Nature doesn’t make everything the same.
FutureFood 2050 —a multi-year program highlighting the people and stories leading the efforts for a healthier, safer and better nourished planet that’s needed to feed 9 billion+ people by 2050. They continue to roll out interviews with the world’s most impactful leaders in food and science. Next year, watch for FutureFood 2050, the documentary film.
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There are so many simple things that we can do today to make for a better tomorrow.