April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which has been deemed the birth of the global environmental movement. This year's theme is climate action, and it's an enormous challenge that has vast opportunities. The growing demand for societies to take action on climate change has distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. One of the largest issues within those systems is food waste. Now acknowledged as the leading contributor to climate change, it's imperative that we started addressing the problem at the root level.
But first, let's get acquainted with the facts behind food waste. Check out the infographic below to understand the statistics that have been found on the staggering effects of food waste on the Earth's climate.
Source: Earth Day 2020; https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/