Globally, per capita, 121 kilograms of food is wasted each year at the consumer level.
74 of those kilograms are wasted in homes.
Approximately 12 million tons per year are produced in Mexico.
Thanks to social networks, we can learn the story of a person who attracts attention for how peculiar he is, but who often demonstrates a problem that is registered globally. She is more than one woman who went viral by boasting on her networks that she feeds herself with leftover food left over from events, opening a great debate in these digital spaces about the waste that increases daily throughout the world. .
Since ancient times, food waste in the world is becoming a problem, and according to data from the Food Waste Index 2021, published by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in the In the world, 931 million tons of food are wasted every year, which is equivalent to 17 percent of the total food available to consumers, of which 569 million come from homes.
This same source explains that the remaining amount is attributed to restaurants and other food services, which is equivalent to 244 million tons and to retail trade with 118 million tons. Globally, per capita, 121 kilograms of food are wasted at the consumer level each year, and 74 kilograms of those are wasted in households.
The same index calculates that China wastes 91.6 million tons of food a year, while India throws away 68.8 million tons. For its part, the United States is a little lower in the ranking, with 19.4 million tons of food waste, while Latin America, Brazil and Mexico produce approximately 12 million tons annually.
They are fed with the leftovers of events
It was through a video in TikTok that an Argentine student who identifies as Delfina went viral after sharing how she feeds herself with food waste from events.
In the video, the woman shares her emotion by revealing that one of her friends arrived with boxes full of food for about three months.
She explains that her friend managed to obtain boxes with fruit such as cherries, grapes, and strawberries, as well as various cheeses, lemons, chocolates, and even beer, all thanks to the fact that she worked at an event and what was left over was simply given to her.
According to the young woman’s version, she lives in Miami, United States, and it is not the first time that she has eaten thanks to this food that is left over from the events in which her friend works.
Also in his video he invited Internet users to go to work there because they would end up eating for free with that type of job.
In the recording that records more than 20,000 interactions, the young woman shows boxes with food in good condition and often even sealed.
@ddddelfi.s To think that all this was going to be thrown away and now we have food for a month #miami #fyp ♬ Keep Dat Nigga – iCandy
Likewise, Internet users left several positive comments about the use they will make of that food so that it does not end up in the trash.
“That they give it to you has an extra emotion,” reads a comment.
“Even I got excited hahaha,” said another netizen.
“How beautiful girls your happiness came to me. Many successes for all of you,” wrote another netizen.
“A fortune!! I work for free if they give me that!” another netizen shared.
This story adds to that of other young women who are dedicated to recovering the furniture and objects that people throw away in New York, with the aim of decorating their homes in a creative way.
Although the data mentioned at the beginning is alarming and shows a reality that is lived in the world, there are more and more stories like these that stand out for supporting the generation of change.
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