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Food Waste Friday – week 9

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food waste fridayWelcome to Food waste Friday.

It’s that time of the week where I haul out the gory foods that have gone slimy, mouldy or just plain OFF and show them to the world!

There are many reasons for reducing food waste.

The first one is obvious; everything you throw in the bin, add to the compost pile or toss in the food waste caddy has been paid for. By me. And I’d rather free that money up for something more fun than throwing it away.

Have you thought about the energy that goes into food? There’s ploughing the land, sowing the seed, watering it, weeding it, harvesting the food, sorting it, transporting it, packaging it and storing it. All of that has taken place before I go to the store and choose my produce.

Then there’s the ‘it doesn’t make sense’ issue. Recently I’ve learned that one in eight people go to bed hungry every night. How can I throw food away when there are people in my street, town, country and across the world wishing for a simple meal?

Today’s food waste is down to bad planning I guess.

Each week we buy cream to go with Sunday dinner. It’s the day of the week where I make something delicious, calorific and usually chocolatey for us to indulge in.

And Mr and Little Miss Green are a bit partial to cream.

I try to buy organic wherever I can, and I’ve realised that organic cream lasts nowhere near as long non-organic.

So this week we ended up with THIS work of art:

mouldy cream zero waste week food waste friday

I was advised to hold my nose because this, ladies and gentlemen had quite an, erm, alluring scent to it. (If you’re a tween who into horror and gore that is)

I have to admit, I’m pretty much in awe of the artistry of this. Pretty huhn?

What about you – did you create any food waste this week?

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