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Over-indulgence....and lots of unpardonable waste

It is the season, for many, to over-eat and drink, as they variously celebrate Xmas and/or the New Year.      What is troubling, though, is the enormous waste of food.    A piece in the SMH highlights the amount of food, and the value of it, wasted in Australia alone.   Just think about those less fortunate without food to eat regularly, let alone what the cost, worldwide, of wasted food must amount to.

"Australians have forgotten the art of turning leftovers into meals and we now throw out $8 billion of edible food each year, an advocacy group says.

Figures released by Do Something! founder John Dee show the average household bins $1036 of food yearly, about four million tonnes in total across the country.


This is enough to feed the average household for a month, and the wasted money could cover six months of electricity bills, Mr Dee says."






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"Throwing out edible food not only wastes the food itself, but has a wider impact that is not often considered, Mr Dee says.

"If you throw out a kilogram of beef, you're also throwing away the thousands of litres of water that it took to produce that beef."



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