With Justin Beiber’s Purpose Tour, Arnab’s Republic, Shashi Tharoor’s exasperated farrago and more juicy topics to munch on, food waste isn’t usually a topic most would Google Search or click about to know more if it turns up on your newsfeed. However, the awesome people at Global Citizen – a nonprofit social action platform, did something to grab your attention on a topic which should matter to you – Food waste.
Global Citizen released a music video made to the tune of Ed Sheeran’s latest his ‘Shape of You.’ So? They made it for you by replacing lyrics on love and sex by words that speak about food waste, what it means and how can us, the urban poor, do to waste less.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food waste is a costly problem — food losses and waste amount to roughly $680 billion in industrialized countries and $310 billion in developing countries — and one that should be remedied given how many people go without enough food all over the world. In other words, as the video declares, “No food should rot when a single person goes hungry.”
With lyrics like “1 in 9 people on Earth go hungry / You should take a doggy bag please,” the song, below, is informative, catchy and entertaining.
The tune also points out that 1.3 billion tons of food from stores, restaurants, homes, and companies get wasted each year, and offers some tips on how we can all do our part to lower that number.
To learn more about how you can reduce your food waste, click here.
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