‘People need to be aware and learn how their choices contribute to the problems that we face,’ expert says Food waste occurs from farm to fridge and, according to the latest IPCC report, is contributing to CO2 emissions. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) There’s a strange smell coming from your kitchen, and you finally trace the scent to its point of origin: the fridge. You dig through reusable containers full of mouldy food, toss the wilting lettuce into the compost bin, and are too afraid to open the sour cream leftover from a nacho night held months ago, so you toss the whole thing into the garbage. This is food waste — and it’s contributing to climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report Thursday, entitled Climate Change and Land , that found better land management use — from forests to agriculture — would play a significant role in mitigating climate change. ADVERTISEMENT But the authors also noted that tackling food waste is a factor that could help limit warming to 1.5 C to 2 C , the point where we will be unable to adapt to the worst effects of climate change. Reducing food loss and […]

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