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Tuesday, December 6 • 10:15am - 10:35am
Food Waste Awareness

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Food waste is one of the most serious issues on our planet and could become epidemic if we do not act soon. Food waste contributes to almost 20% more carbon emissions than motor vehicles. It accounts for a quarter of the mass in our landfills. Food is wasted in a multitude of ways and not just on a consumer level. It is wasted from transportation from where it is grown to where it is sold because of a lack of proper care or refrigeration. It is also wasted with poor environmental conditions during display, and having inadequate market facilities. The more common way people think of food being wasted is on a supplier and consumer level. The characteristic of the food, such as the expiration date, popularity of the food, or if the food is in season, will determine if it is bought or left on the shelves to be thrown away. Food waste is not only a problem to our planet but it is also causing one in six Americans to go hungry everyday and many more people around the world. My proposed study is to perfect ways of reversing the poor environmental effects of food waste. My presentation will show people how they are harming the environment and how to better save food and reverse the detrimental affects of food waste.

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Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:15am - 10:35am
034 Karpen Hall

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