I write this while drinking coffee from Kenya.
A coffee plantation requires sacrifices. Planting coffee means there is less space for nature or other food crops.
If I waste my coffee, all those sacrifices go down the drain.
If 1/3 of food is wasted, it means that 1/3 of all that destruction was for nothing.
Wasting food means more trouble for vultures, but also for the 14 million Kenyans who don’t get enough food.
In rich countries, 40% of food waste happens at the consumer level.
Do you remember the vultures from The Jungle Book? At some point, one of them invites Mowgli into their group.
“Kid, we’d like to make you an honorary vulture.”
The food system
Problem 2 of 4
We waste 1/3 of all food while trying to stop world hunger.
Dear vultures, in the name of humanity I want to say I’m sorry.
I’d like to become an honorary vulture. We have much to learn from you.