Presentation on theme: "Food Waste and Food Poverty Facts about Food Waste Globally In September 2013 a UN report revealed that 1.3 billion tonnes of food were wasted globally."— Presentation transcript:
Facts about Food Waste Globally In September 2013 a UN report revealed that 1.3 billion tonnes of food were wasted globally each year causing £453 billions worth of damage to the environment. Each year more than 3 million children die as a result of malnutrition.
Facts about Food Waste In the UK Food waste is a major issue. Approximately 15 million tonnes of food are thrown away each year in the UK. From Supermarkets Tesco reveals most bagged salad and half its bread is thrown out Britain's supermarkets generate 300,000 tonnes of food waste every year 40% of apples were wasted in supermarkets
Facts about Food Waste From our Homes 50% of the total food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink each year. The food that we waste costs us £12.5 billion a year. There are 2 main reasons why we throw away good food: we either cook or prepare too much or we don’t use it in time.
Potatoes Bananas Tomatoes Whole slices of bread Sausages Slices of ham Eggs Facts about Food Waste So what sort of food do we throw away? Here are some of the foods we throw away every day in the UK.
Facts about Food Waste Match the food to the quantity QuantityType of food thrown away each day in the UK 24 million 5.8 million 1.9 million 1.5 million 1.4 million 1.1 million Whole potatoes Whole bananas Whole tomatoes Whole slices of bread Sausages Slices of ham Eggs
Food Poverty This is at a time when there is a food poverty crisis in the UK. Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts. Over 500,000 people in the UK now turn to emergency food aid. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we- do/issues-we-work-on/poverty-in-the-uk http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we- do/issues-we-work-on/poverty-in-the-uk
Since the making of this video, food banks in Sheffield have tripled. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-food- banks-treble-1-5241145 Are you surprised by any of the following facts highlighted in the video: 1 in 5 mothers in Britain skip meals to feed their children 3 new food banks open every week in the UK now half of children living in poverty have parents in work?
Don’t forget, if you can donate any foodstuffs, we are having a food drive during Environment Week beginning 28th April. Food collected will be taken to the local food bank.