Today, Mrs Teniola Sorunke of Fragments (a food recovery program) enlightened staff and students on the dangers of food wastage. Now, more than ever, managing food waste has become a huge concern.
People all over the globe are concerned about the environment. While there is more than enough food produced today to feed every last one of us, over 820 million people remain chronically undernourished, amid signs of diminishing momentum towards reaching Zero Hunger. Mrs Sorunke stated that while there’s no single solution for managing and getting rid of food wastes, even the simple things we do may have an important impact on the environment — like shopping only for what we need per time, taking small portions of food per serving and properly disposing spoilt food to reduce methane gas emissions by decomposing food waste (because rotting food also contributes to leachate, an acidic liquid residue that can seep into and contaminate ground water).
We simply need to think differently about the amount of waste we produce and how to better manage it on a day-to-day basis.
We love how Mrs Teni Sorunke is making a real impact in our local community and feeding the needy right here in Ibadan in support of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger). The Vale College will join her in hosting a ‘SAY NO TO FOOD WASTE’ campaign next week.