Why food waste in India is a massive problem

By: LMB Staff

About one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, states a study by the United Nations food agency? Food waste is a big issue especially in India and it’s growing every day.

When food waste ends up in landfills, it decomposes anaerobically and releases methane emissions, a greenhouse gas. Food waste also exhausts our natural resources like the water, energy, labor, land, and fertilizers used to produce it.

Is there anything you can do about it? A lot, actually!

“If you don’t want to eat what’s there in your lunch bag, go give it to someone who is hungry. But, don’t go about throwing that food in the street or in the dustbin,” says Shubhrika Dogra, a digital Marketing Manager.

Watch the story to know more about food waste problem and how you can help tackle it.

LMB Staff

LMB Staff

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