Food Waste- What The Fork?

May 26, 11:58 AM
Welcome back to Climate Queens! This month we are exploring FOOD WASTE and the journey of our food from farm to fork. Have you heard of Food Waste before? Did you know that there is a difference between food waste and food loss? We will be chatting all about this and so much more. Grab your cup of tea or coffee and settle in as we explore some great tips on how to be smart with your shopping & how you can reduce your food waste with our three simple steps, which will be your new BFF!



Ireland is now the second country to declare a climate emergency after the UK:

Greta Thunberg graced the cover of time magazine: 
7 million acres of land were saved in the amazon rainforest:

ONE THIRD of food is wasted globally every single year:

If food waste were a country it would be the third largest ommiter of green-house gases - after the USA and China. 

Over 800 million people experiencing chronic undernourishment and food poverty: 


2017 stats 1 in 8 people experience food poverty in ireland

1 million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year:

Equivalent to filling Croke Park:

The difference between food loss and food waste:


40% Food Loss & 40% Food Waste:


Use By and Best Before Dates: 

Food wasted due to confusion over labelling: 

Just Eat It Documentary: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/



€700-€1000 spent every year on food waste: 

The effect of food waste in landfill: 

Over ⅓ of our bins is made up of organic waste: https://stopfoodwaste.ie/resource/food-in-our-bins/


Solutions: 

StopFoodWaste:

The Food Waste Diversion Project: https://www.facebook.com/diversionproject/

Sustainable Food Shopping; Evocco: https://www.evocco.com/

Recipe Key:

Food Cloud: 

Falling Fruit: