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Another example of systemic wastage has been dubbed “overproduction waste.” That is, manufacturers will make more of a product than supermarkets can actually sell; in the convenience-food sector (supplying ready-made meals and sandwiches) overproduction waste levels reach 56 per cent of a company’s total output, meaning that, yes, more food is being wasted than sold.
And as if diners needed any more reason to feel guilty about the grilled salmon or sushi dinner on their plates, it is the global fisheries, an industry plagued by greed, ignorance, corruption and terminal shortsightedness, that are responsible for some of the most stomach-turning examples of waste. Indeed, the biggest waste, and source of guilt, isn’t even about the fish we actually eat: the UN Environmental Programme estimates that humans eat barely half of all fish caught.
In 2006 alone, United helped erase 6.8 million hundredweight potato sacks from the U. Response to this news was uniformly horrified, but the truth is, in much of the West, produce is destroyed every day of every week, on a much larger scale, and for a reason even more offensive than profit: aesthetics.
That said, most supermarkets proudly insist they it donates million per year in food and “in kind donations”—though it didn’t say whether any of that food was diverted from waste.Some waste is inevitable, but the trouble is how much of this has been built into the manufacturing process.Marks & Spencer, for example, insists its sandwich suppliers pitch four slices of bread from each loaf they produce—the crust and the first slice at either end—amounting to 13,000 slices of fresh bread a day.bags of already harvested, perfectly good potatoes and plowed them right back into the ground—a legal, if disgusting, measure.It took one farmer three days to bury his share: 0,000 worth. Farmers’ open-market returns soared—up 49 per cent over the previous year.