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10 quotes to inspire you to stop wasting food

Here are 10 quotes on food waste to help inspire you and others on the importance of doing something about it.


"There is food for everyone on this planet, but not everyone eats" - Carlo Petrini



"Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet" - Tristram Stuart



"Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry" - Pope Francis



"Imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries, dropping one in the parking lot, and just not bothering to pick it up. That’s essentially what we’re doing" - Dan Gunders



"I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them" - Marcus Samuelsson



"In many places in the developed world, we eat or waste probably twice as many food calories as we really need. We're wasteful of food. We ship all over the world. We're now realizing that generating the energy to ship food around the world is also ruining our climate" - Nina Fedoroff



"In the United States, under 3 percent of municipal food waste - so that's the food scraps that goes into people's garbage cans - actually gets recycled. If you go to a place like South Korea, the exact reverse is the case. It's about 3 percent that doesn't get recycled" - Tristram Stuart



"It's not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don't know what to do with them or can't be bothered" - Julian Baggini



"We're taught that food in a dumpster is waste. But when you find bags of bread that are perfectly good, all of a sudden that waste turns into bounty. That's an important shift in perception" - Zal Batmanglij



"Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet" - Tristram Stuart


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