WHY FOOD WASTE IS A GLOBAL ISSUE
Food waste is a major contributor to global warming, responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions. A third of the food we raise or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork, squandering a whole host of resources which generate greenhouse gasses at every stage, including methane which is produced when organic matter lands in the landfill and has 20x the warming effect of carbon dioxide.
Project Drawdown estimates that if 50 percent of food waste is reduced by 2050, avoided emissions could be equal to 26.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide – making it the THIRD most effective way of reversing global warming.
HOW TO GET HALLO WOKE WITH PUMPKIN RESCUE
2. DONATE My friend Jessica Scott suggests donating your Jack-O’-Lantern your local animal sanctuary.
4. BREW Toast Ale, the UK social enterprise which makes zero waste beer from surplus bread, have created a Belgian-style pumpkin dubbel using surplus squashes collected by volunteers of the Gleaning Network from local farms. They’ll be partnering with Brewdog Tower Hill Outpost to brew the beer on the 4 November, launching on draught at six Brewdog bars across London on November 28th. Proceeds will go to Hubbub (who started the #PumpkinRescue campaign) to help fix our borken food system. If you’ve got a brew kit at home, they’ve shared their DIY Pumpkin Beer Recipe HERE so you can some neighbourly beer.