Video: Life of a Strawberry – Avoid food waste
According to WAM, In the UA.E., the figures on food wastage are shocking, particularly during Ramadan. In Dubai, 38 percent of the food consumed every day is wasted, while during Ramadan, this figure climbs to 55 percent. In Abu Dhabi, 33 percent of the waste generated each year comprises food. The Gulf Cooperation Council countries rank among the top nations in the world as far as food wastage is concerned.
Every time you buy an apple and do not eat it, you are wasting 4.5 buckets of water. That is about how much it takes to grow just one apple. Imagine then the scale of water, land, soil, resources and human effort it takes to grow every grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy and meat product on Earth. And then imagine how much of all these vital resources are squandered every minute, hour and day as we wilfully waste food that is grown to be consumed. Food wastage is one of the most critical problems the world faces and it is entirely because of the apathy of the “haves” while the “have-nots” cannot even hope for one square meal a day.