Being mindful of food waste
It’s estimated that 1.3 billion tonnes of food on our planet is wasted every year. In other terms, if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest contributor to CO2 emissions. A staggering thought, isn’t it? What’s also devastating is the amount of food wasted costs 2.6 trillion USD. That’s enough to feed the estimated 815 million hungry people in the world several times over.
If we’re not mindful of how much produce we buy, a lot of it can end up going to waste. When we go to the supermarket to stockpile, it’s easy to overestimate the amount of food we require. We don’t always consider the time it will take to consume produce before it expires. It doesn’t help that much of the food we find in stores has a short shelf life. One of the reasons is because fruits and vegetables have often traveled a great distance before reaching the store. This is especially true if they’re grown in warmer regions and shipped elsewhere. Due to limited shelf life, the produce only has a few days left when it arrives on supermarket shelves.
By growing some of your food in an indoor garden, you can become part of the solution.
Smart gardens make it very easy to avoid food waste and you can be sure that everything you grow is consumed. You harvest your plant exactly when you need it. It does not lose any nutritional value during the brief moments it spends between harvesting and eating. There’s peace of mind knowing that all the resources that have gone into producing the plant are purposefully used. At the same time, you'll enjoy fresher tasting, more nutritious food.