The U.N. Food and Agriculture report of 2011 indicated that around one third of the world’s food products are uneaten, totaling 1.3 billion tons of discarded edible food per year. The Greenpeace report has indicated that the food industry is responsible for around thirty percent of the total world‘s carbon emissions. In addition to the gases produced by rotting food, the food industry production has a base in using fossil fuels. Between the fertilizers, transportation, production and packaging, food is causing a higher level of global warming than most people realize. In the trash heap and landfills, the food waste produces methane gas and CO2. As a greenhouse gas, methane is twenty three times more potent than the CO2.
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