This essay includes Introduction, Production and Wastage, Pests, Distribution, Calamities, Effects of food wastage, population and conclusion and My message.
Food was always known as God’s gift but since the past two centuries, food wastage has been an ever-growing threat, which started with teenagers throwing half-eaten apples on a sidewalk. Because of the effects of wasting food, many people are starving.
Production and Wastage
Every year, around four billion tonnes of food are produced, and around two billion is wasted.
A quarter of the wasted food is due to the lack of hygiene. Crops are planted with filthy hands, usually not sprayed with disease-eradicating fungicides. Even more food is wasted during the transportation, where the crops are jammed together in a never-cleaned truck. Food retailers reject 42% of the food sold to them because the yield doesn’t fit the required amount. There is actually nothing wrong with the food. Finally, food is wasted by us, the consumers because we throw away food if we get new food. Last week’s tomatoes and lettuce can be used to make today’s soup.
Pets also play a role in food wastes because a swarm of pests such as the locust can devastate months of careful forming and eat all the yield, thus resulting in food shortages. This mainly occurs in warmer regions of the world.
On the way to the store, crops usually get filthy and are undesirable products. At the store, no consumer would want to buy them so they are chucked out.
Hurricanes and earthquakes can wipe out forms in an instant. Hurricane Sandy death a huge blow to the American agriculture when it destroyed 500 farms.
Effect of food wastage
When food is wasted, it causes food shortages which are called famines. Famines reduce hygiene standards as well as kill millions. The great famine of Bengal(India), which was due to the law yield produced by farmers, tooked the lives of 10 million people. The Great Famine of China, which was the worst, ended the lives of 45 million people. They cause diseases to spread like a wildfire and slay even more. If left unattended, the food wastage problem could turn into a catastrophe and threaten millions.
Population & Conclusion
The enormous population of the world cannot be fed by the small yield of farmers. Around two billion people are on the verge of starvation while others throw around food as if it was dirt. Food is a gift given by god. It is not meant to be wasted. I want retailers, shopkeeper, transporters and the consumers to save food for those poor souls, who get nothing more than a few pieces of bread and half a cup of water a day.
HELP THEM BY SAVING FOOD !
SAVE FOOD, AT LEAST FOR
THOSE WHO DESERVE IT.
BUT ARE DROWNING
IN THEIR OWN HUNGER
ALMOST TWO BILLION
PEOPLE DO NOT GET
ENOUGH FOOD AND ARE
BEGGING FOR IT.
SAVE FOOD, AT LEAST