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Food Waste in Canada

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

"One third of all food produced globally is wasted. Shocking, eh?

The truth is that Canadians are throwing out more food than they realize – food that could, at one point, have been eaten.

Inevitably, some food waste is unavoidable – this is the food that can’t generally be sold or eaten, such as bones, vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags, and coffee grounds.

Avoidable food waste is the edible food that ends up in the compost or in the bin. Unfortunately, we often waste good food because we buy too much, cook too much, or don’t store it correctly."

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