Awareness to Food Waste
Canadians waste the equivalent of approximately $31 billion a year on food that goes to landfills and composting;
In Canada, 6 million tonnes of food is wasted each year, which works out to 127 kg per inhabitant;
Most food waste occurs toward the end of the food supply chain, with processors, retailers and consumers;
Food waste has significant impacts environmentally, socially and economically;
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED CITIZENS OF CANADA, CALL UPON THE HOUSE OF COMMONS:
To declare an annual National Food Waste Awareness Day;
To determine solutions to food waste through a national awareness campaign;
To reduce the environmental impact of producing food that is not consumed by encouraging more sustainable food production methods.
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Thank you for taking action to build a better Canada where no one is left behind.
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The more people we reach, the more progress we can make – one community at a time.