Food waste has been covered in numerous posts in the past – “wonky veg” and such.
I don’t know when it started, but locally we have to separate food scraps from garbage. The food scraps go to a compost facility, which I believe is being relocated because neighbours complain of the smell.
Yet every day I’m asked, “How do I know that what I’m buying is O.K.?” It seems the better educated and more concerned people are about this, the more confused they are. Drill deep enough and the list to worry about becomes overwhelming: organics, genetically modified organisms, carbon footprint, packaging, fair trade, waste, labor, animal welfare and for all I know the quality of the water that’s being used to wash your organic greens.