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Food (waste) for thought

You may remember we posted an article around 6 months ago, Food Waste: Beating Bourgeois Etiquette, which raised fundamental questions about our food culture, and the values which make wasting food more socially acceptable than thrifty consumption.

The Institute of Waste Management of South Africa ( IWMSA) estimates that between 12 to 14 million people in South Africa are currently food insecure, yet shockingly more than 9 million tonnes of food waste is generated per year.

With the festive season and all its excessive consumption and waste generation already upon us, the time to think about the food we as a society waste couldn’t be better.

Read the full article: Food Waste a Problem in Food Insecure SA says IWMSA, here.