Food waste: A business opportunity1
That CSR journal of record the Daily Mirror carried an article on 10 January on food waste.
A fact that caught my eye in the The Institute of Mechanical Engineers Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not report was that 80% of Vietnam’s rice production is lost between field and table. This and similar losses in developing economies are due to poor transport infrastructure, inefficient harvesting and inadequate local storage facilities.
Surely this offers the supermarket and food company giants a business opportunity. Effective addressing of these issues can increase supply and tackle environmental degradation.
In fighting climate change it sure beats charging customers 5p for a mingy plastic bag!