Wasted food

Digital Art on Metal 40" W X 30" H (smaller size also available)


When considered on a weight basis, about a third of our planet’s food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. The green house gas emissions attributable to the production, distribution, and disposal of this food are so great that, if considered to be its own “country”, it would be the third-largest emitter, after China and the United States. The value of this lost food on a global basis is estimated to be over $900 billion annually.

Reducing this waste would be a huge victory for the environment and for the global economy.

THE Graph

Click image for a bigger view of the graph from which this piece was inspired.