Alternatives to Waste

Comunity Alternatives

Preventing Waste of Food

At least 25% of all food produced is wasted. It never reaches the table. It is never eaten.
Yet every kilo of food produced can cost more precious soil fertility.

Eery year, more people are hungry, and more deserts grow. And more people are fatter.

Yet there are alternatives to waste at each of the Waste Points in the HUMAN FOOD CHAIN - from waste in growing the plant in the ground, to waste of the after dinner scraps at home.

Alternativs are possible at every Waste Point from farm to wholesaler to shop to washing up.

1. Yesterday's Food in Shops

Some investigation projects for consumers, unemployed researchers and school students from primary on:

    1. What could be done with what is just wasted.
    2. What could be sold as Yesterday's Food?
    3. What could we feed pigs, without risking disease? 
    4. Are there treatments for pigfood, or for pigs, or for processing their meat, to avoid transmission of any pathogens?
    5. What could be composted for agricultural use?
    6. What could be food for poultry or pets?
    7. What could produce methane or other byproducts?
    8. Could there be more jobs and profits in salvaging Yesterday's Food, instead of wasting it?

2. Yesterday's Food at Home

Continue the same lines of reasoning and investigation