Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Canadian Food Waste at Record Levels

Article-Canadian Food Waste at Record Levels

In Canadian grocery stores food is plentiful and abundant. We have grown accustomed to our produce looking picture perfect, and if something is not, most consumers leave it on the shelves. But our pickiness comes with a cost.

Food waste in Canada is costing $31 billion a year. Waste occurs at various points of the food supply system. There are lots of gaps, according to experts, but the biggest source of waste are households.

“Statistically we waste 31 million pounds of food a year,” Debra Lawson, executive director of Second Harvest told Global News, “and that is mainly 50 per cent household waste, what you and I would buy, not eat, and throw out. That is an incredible amount of food.”

Continue reading at Global News

TAGS: Food Waste
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.