Report: One-Third of World’s Food Goes to Waste

Posted on 09/13/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayFinish your peas and carrots and you can join the “clean plate club.” That’s what my parents told my brother and me when we were growing up. They had lived through the depression and wanted to be sure nothing at our table went to waste. A report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) this week reminds me of the painful truth behind our lighthearted family tradition. It sends up an alarm about the astounding 1.3 billion tons …