Whats’s the wider context?

What’s the wider context for understanding food waste? 

  •  Specht states “Reducing food losses by just 15 percent would be enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year at a time when one in six Americans lack a secure supply of food to their table” (Spect).
  • Gobel states “…it is of high importance to improve communication and to raise a new appreciation for food among all stakeholders of the food supply  chain in order to develop a more sustainable food system” (1429).

These quotes show how the issue of food waste is important to everyone, and how working to solve it is an essential task for the nation. Food affects every human on the planet and working to maximize its availability would have wide-reaching benefits for all.