Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The landfill can't digest all these nutrients
Nutrient-dense foods like fruits, veggies, seafood, and dairy are discarded a disproportionately high rates.
Previous research indicated that 40% f food is wasted nationally. But this study shows how nutritional much of that is (J of Academy of Nutrition).
They looked at the nutritional value of the retail and consumer-level food waste in 213 categories, using US Dept of Ag data.
In all, they looked at 27 nutrients:
--1217 Calories per person PER DAY
--33 grams of protein
--5.9 grams of dietary fiber
--1.7 mcgs of Vitamin D
--286 milligrams of calcium
--880 milligrams potatssium
Why so much food waste?
--Food looks "bad"
--Large portion sizes
--Bad management of perishables
We are dumping a lot of high quality, nutritious food people could be enjoying, one researcher said.
Enjoying and benefiting from.