Fighting The War On Food Waste, One Aussie Idea At A Time
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Featured are entrepreneurs Katy Barfield (Yume Food) and Krista Watkins (Evolution Industries).
Source: AGL Discover.
According to a 2019 report from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australia generated an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of food waste in 2016/17.
“A quarter of fresh water used around the world each year goes towards growing 1.3 billion tonnes of food that’s wasted,” says Katy Barfield, founder and CEO of Australia’s online marketplace for surplus food, Yume.
“And when food is buried in landfills, it produces methane that is 25 times more damaging than car exhaust fumes.”
Photo: AGL Discover.