Fifty one percent of food wasted in the Canada is wasted at home. That’s $1,500/ year that families could save by reducing their food waste. FarmFolk CityFolk works to make BC’s food system more sustainable and less wasteful. Together with our partners River Road Bakehouse and Metro Vancouver love Food Hate Waste program we inspire consumers to waste less food at home and equip them with the information, tools and strategies to make it happen.
Take the Food Waste Warrior Quiz
Play River Road Bake House's Food Waste Warrior Quiz today and they'll donate $0.25 on your behalf to FarmFolk CItyFolk, and by sharing the game they will donate an additional $0.25 cents. The game provides useful tips on how to reduce your food wast, with some fun illustrations to bring levity and encourage sharing through your social network. Play, share with your friends and find out how to become t a Food Waste Warrior today!
Love Food, Hate Waste
Edible food doesn’t belong in the Green Bin. Composting food waste is better than disposing of it in the garbage. But an even better way to lessen our impact on the environment is to reduce the amount of food waste we produce in the first place. Metro Vancouver's Love Food Hate Waste has a great series of video's to help you reduce your food waste.
- Canadians waste on average 172kg of food annually. That's roughly equal to the weight of an adult black bear!
- 51% of food waste in Canada is wasted at home.
- The average Canadian family of four wastes $1,464 worth of food annually.
- 29% or $27 billion worth of food is wasted annually in Canada. That's higher than the combined GDP of the 32 poorest countries in the world (World Bank 2009)
- When food is wasted all the resources to grow, harvest, package, ship and prepare that food are wasted too!
- 1.4 trillion litres of water per year is used on food crops that are wasted. That's the same amount of water that pours over Niagra Falls after 4 days!
- Food sent to landfill generates methane, a greenhouse gas 26X more powerful than carbon dioxide.
- Over 30% of fruits and vegetables in North America don't even make it onto store shelves because they're not pretty enough for picky consumers.
- 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050, we will need to produce 60% more food to feed them!
- 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced worldwide is never eaten. That's enough to feed the world's 1 billion hungry three times over!