Throughout the course of human history, we have always had an irresistible “appetite” to waste; wasting food has always been a common phenomenon that’s influenced by various factors like economic, cultural and technological developments. However, it has emerged as a significant global issue in recent years, and the reasons are obvious: it happened due to a combination of factors like the global food trade, the growth of large-scale supermarkets, overconsumption, and the development of advanced preservation and packaging techniques.
All these factors have resulted in food getting spoiled, and, of course, these have led to an increase in waste. Therefore, to address this major concern in a more effective way, we need to focus on identifying and tackling the underlying reasons for food waste and working towards implementing sustainable solutions that will help mitigate this problem.
Food waste is one of the most important global problem we should address; if we are unable to solve the problem, it could lead to severe consequences for our society. As can be guessed, the potential impacts of food waste are multi-faceted and complex. Some of them are mentioned below: