Food waste vs food anxiety

Recently, a local discussion started about food anxiety – in OR, about 44% of the population are below some drawn line where that is relevant. Ok … c-19 made it worse, check.

then I see data like this

Infographic: The Enormous Scale Of Global Food Waste | Statista

Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/24350/total-annual-household-waste-produced-in-selected-countries

Notice that all of the 3 top countries have sizable hidden and transparently obvious food anxiety, but yet look at the amount of food wasted. The questions this begs are existential at least politically. Yet, here in US we seldom if ever talk about this divergence.

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