💔 Food Disconnect - 83% of us feel disconnected from where our food comes from; we don’t see how food is grown or the environmental impact; nor have skills to grow our own local food, unlike older generations.
🚜 Industrial Agriculture - Agriculture is the 3rd largest contributor to Climate Change, often dismantling wild ecosystems to feed increasing global populations.
🍎 Food Waste - 50% of all food produced is wasted: 75% is sent to landfill from our homes; 25% never leaves the farm.
🗑 Landfill Emissions - If Global Food Waste were a country, it would be the World's 3rd largest GHG producer.
🚛 Food Miles - Food on the average dinner plate travels 2400-4000km before consumption, often wrapped in plastic and refrigerated to death.
🍃 Nutrient Loss - Fresh veg loses 30-90% of its nutritional value in 24hrs. Food in supermarket cold storage is often months to even a year old.
⛓ Supply Chains - As experienced with COVID-19, pest plagues, heatwaves, bushfires and floods, our food supply chains are easily disrupted by environmental events that are worsening with Climate Change; and our Food Systems are contributing to it.
🍞 World Hunger - 821 million people still go hungry worldwide.