Food waste is a major issue in Canada and in Western Cultures around the world. You and I are throwing out food at a time when other people are going hungry.
Tackling food waste is an important issue as we try to cram more humans on Earth while taking less from the environment. And like so many monumental tasks that have faced humanity before, we can out think the problem. Here are some businesses and technologies trying to make a difference by connecting surplus food with people that need it.
There are companies like Imperfect Produce that sell “ugly” fruits and vegetables to consumers…and then Cerplus matches food whole sellers to companies that need lots of fruits and veggies but don’t care how they look cosmetically.
Copia is an app that a business can use to have a car come and pick up the extra or unwanted food to be donated.
Some of these ideas are happening in Canada…and some still need to happen.