Did you know that about 60 per cent of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted? Health Canada suggests reducing, recovering and recycling as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the sustainability of our food system.
Food gets wasted at every step of the food system - during production, packaging, processing, wholesale and distribution, in the store, and at home. That’s why local food systems, with fewer steps between producer and consumer, can be part of the solution to reducing food waste.
Almost half of the value of Canada’s food waste - 47 per cent - occurs in the home. There are lots of ways you can reduce your household’s food waste. By following the tips listed below you can help create a healthier tomorrow.