Food Waste: A $31 Billion Problem

Food Waste: A $31 Billion Problem

 

By Anastasia Gal

In Indonesia, there is a legend about crying rice.  A rice farmer was harvesting her crop and heard someone crying. She looked around and saw no one.  She then realized that the crying noises were coming from a handful of rice she left behind in the field. This story, says Tammara Soma, a Ph.D Candidate at Food Systems Lab, is about the importance of not to wasting farmers’ labour and the natural resources. “As a kid, I was told that I must eat …

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