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Reducing Your Food Waste

About this video
Many find it hard to part with certain items when de-cluttering, yet there’s next to no remorse or second-guessing when it comes to tossing food. The environment, farmers, energy, water and other resources reel from the $31 billion in food waste accrued every year in Canada. And the power to change this excess starts at home. Tammara Soma, PhD candidate in urban planning at the University of Toronto, shares five ways to cut down on wasting food at home.

The Cost of Food Waste

About this video
Tammara Soma was raised in West Java, Indonesia, where she witnessed the costs and consequences of rapid development on the country’s food sector. That’s why she’s concerned about the health and sustainability of Canada’s food system and its $31 billion annual food waste. Soma discusses her research on food consumption and food waste, and what Canada might learn about how to improve food management.