100 Best Quotes about Food Waste

Quotes about food waste: Food waste is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. In the United States, approximately 30 percent of food produced is wasted. That’s about 136 billion pounds of food that is thrown away each year. That’s enough food to provide enough food for more than 40 million people!

When food is wasted, it’s typically thrown away because it’s overripe, damaged, or just not wanted. But food waste doesn’t just have a negative impact on the environment. It also has a significant impact on our economy. According to the EPA, wasted food costs American businesses an estimated $160 billion per year.

Food Waste Quotes

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.— Bruce Lee

You waste life when you waste good food. — Katherine Anne Porter.

Don’t look for a partner who is eye candy. Looking for a partner who is in soul food. — Karen Salmansohn

Don’t spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door. — Coco Chanel.

Quotes about food waste

Ketchups left overnight on dinner plates have a longer half-life than radioactive waste. — Wes Smith.

Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only listen to what they want to hear.— Paulo Coelho.

Chefs often preach that food waste is disrespectful to the farmer, the land where the food is produced, and ultimately the animal or plant itself.

“We waste food at every link in the supply chain. If you start on farms, entire fields of crops are sometimes being wasted just because the supermarket has said that it doesn’t look perfect.”

“Cauliflower is a perfect example of a food with a lot of waste because of the size of leaves. None of the leaves typically get consumed, however they’re very, very delicious. The biomass of cauliflower plant is 40% cauliflower and 60% leaf.”

“Our food system should grow the right food, respect the people who are growing the food, and standard the land growing the food. And do this in a way that produces good food for as many people as possible. – Mark bittman

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Famous Quotes on Food Waste

Food waste is one of the last environmental evils to get rid of.

Come to think of it, throwing away food is one of the dumbest things we do.

The documentaries Wasted and Just Eat It have a lot of great quotes about food waste.

Food waste has become a major problem worldwide and each of us must do our part to stop it.

Quotes about food waste

Reducing food waste is an amazing way to save money, help feed the world, and protect the planet.

“If you’re going to kill the animal, it seems only polite to use the whole thing.” – Fergus Henderson

“Most every culture in the world eats and appreciates offal.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“Today we waste 50% more food in the United States than we did in the 1970’s.” – Dana Gunders.

“It takes the same amount of water to produce a hamburger as it does to take a 90 minute shower.” – Dana Gunders

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It is also estimated to contribute 6-8% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, effectively contributing to accelerating climate change.

Small actions like starting a food preservation campaign and reducing waste are a great start to help our planet get back on track.

Food waste is currently one of the world’s most serious environmental problems, with at least one third of the world’s food supply being wasted or lost each year.

“We never talk about waste in the kitchen, because nothing is wasted. It is all delicious. Just remember that and most importantly, keep cooking with care and taking pleasure in the whole beast.” – Fergus Henderson

“Using every part of the animal (or plant for that matter) is a moral obligation in a world where so many go without food, yet where so many others waste 40% of what foods they buy.” – Andrew Zimmern, American culinary expert, chef, and TV personality

“The tagline for Boccalone is “Tasty salted pig part,” which might seem amusing now, but in my grandparents’ time making the most of every scrap of meat, every cut from the animal, was fundamental.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

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“We are trashing our land to grow food that no one eats.” – Tristram Stuart

Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry. — Pope Francis

Don’t waste your time looking back, you’re not going that way. — Ragnar Lodbrok.

We all eat & it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly. — Anna Thomas.

Chihuahua. There’s a waste of dog food. Looks like a dog that is still far away. — Billiam Coronel.

Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet. — Tristram Stuart

English wine is like Belgian rock or German disco: a waste of everyone’s time and money. — Jay Rayner.

“We fill our refrigerators to the point that we can’t possibly eat everything before it goes bad.” – Tristram Stuart.

Famous Quotes about Food Waste

“To me, it’s sort of funny that wasting food is not a taboo. It’s one of the last environmental illnesses that you can just get away with.” – Jonathan Bloom

“Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet.” – Tristram Stuart.

Retailer standards for food far exceed that which is placed on us by the state or USDA or federal standards for product.” – Harold Mcclarty, HMC Farms owner

Quotes about food waste

“The amount of fruit left either in the field or discarded in the packing house is as high as 70% or as low as 20%.” – Harold Mcclarty, HMC Farms owner

“I went to a banana plantation, and after one day of harvest there was a truckload of bananas being wasted solely on the basis of cosmetic standards.” – Tristram Stuart

“Nose-to-tail eating is not a bloodlust, testosterone-fueled offal hunt. Instead, it’s common sense, and it’s all good stuff.” – Fergus Henderson.

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“Bread is Gold is a metaphor for giving value to the simplest things in life that we often overlook. It is a way of looking at the world, looking at your pantry and finding inner beauty in the humblest ingredient.” – Chef Massimo Bottura

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“There are nearly a billion undernourished people in the world– but all of them could be fed with just a fraction of the food that rich countries currently throw away.” – Tristram Stuart.

“Tackling food waste is a key priority for securing the resources we have (especially in developing countries) and protecting the vital natural resources on which future production depends. Most importantly, our goal should be to reduce food waste and respect the planet’s Natural resources.

“[Reducing food waste] is not like the tough dilemma of whether to forgo car or plane travel, or give up eating meat. We can reduce our impact on the planet just by using food instead of throwing it away.” –Tristram Stuart

“It would not be beyond any of us to realize that food ownership carries with it a weight of responsibility– an understanding that we are its custodians, bound to treat it carefully.” –Tristram Stuart

Mottainai is a Japanese word that expresses regret regarding wastefulness. It manages to not only capture the shame of wasting a precious resource, but also hold onto the gratitude for what a gift (food, time, money, etc) it was in the first place.” – Lindsay-Jean Hard

“Hara hachi bu, an important part of the traditional Okinawan approach to eating, is a phrase that means ‘eat until you’re 80 percent full.” – Lindsay-Jean hard

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“This is a celebration of cuts of meat, innards, and extremities that are more often forgotten or discarded in today’s kitchen. It would seem disingenuous for the animal not to make the most of the whole beast. In short, there is a set of delights, textural and flavorsome, which lie beyond the filet” ― Fergus Henderson

“Livers can be pureed smooth and silky, humming with mineral Earthiness, or knocking you over with their meaty aroma when seared hard.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“Offal is all the other parts: the variety meats, the odd bits, the fifth quarter, the guts, the innards, the umbles, humble pie, bits and bobs.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“Offal gives you an amazing variety of textures and flavors. Pig skin can be luxurious and velvety when braised; turned into a wild, rich spaghetti; or finally, puffed into crisp, airy chicharrones.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“I grew to love all these cuts and became passionate about learning more and more about their traditional uses, their biological structure, the nutrition they provide (many are far more nutritious than muscle meats), and, of course, how to highlight their best features.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“Offal was part of the American pantry. It continues to be a little more so in the south with it’s pickled pig’s feet, hog maws, and chitterlings (chitlins) –and also in many Asian and Latin American immigrant communities– but in the rest of the country it’s fallen off.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell

“Only now are we starting to realize how important sustainable farming is, and to use the whole animal. Similarly, eating offal is an extension of honoring an animal that was harvested for our consumption. Above all, as a chef, my greatest goal is to close this circle.” – Chris Cosentino and Michael Harlan Turkell,

“Along with picking up a knife for the first time and learning how to use it, how to scramble an egg….the principal of “use everything, waste nothing” was pounded deep into my tissue.” – Anthony Bourdain

“We need to harness the significance of people’s obsession with food right now, and understand how waste is sinful, criminal, as well as financially foolish.” – Mario Batali

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“Food production is the single biggest cause of deforestation. The single biggest cause of water extraction. The single biggest cause of habitat loss and biodiversity loss. Meanwhile, one third of all of that impact is going on to produce food that ends up being wasted.”

“I really think that people connected with food learn to respect it and there’s something sac religious about destroying or wasting something that you consider valuable and consider important.”

“(in nature) Everything that’s left over from one part of the process becomes food for another part of the process. Modern agriculture could take a lesson from nature.”

“Like any pursuit, artistic or otherwise, the lack of choices usually inspires a kind of creativity that you’re forced into.” – Chef Dan Barber

“It’s very hard to be creative in a way that’s inspired and original when your choices are limitless. Ultimately, that’s what I love about waste. You really have to look at your farm, your purveyors, and your kitchen in a different light.” – Chef Dan Barber, Blue Hill in NYC

“Every cuisine that has lasted generations all have dishes that would be called wasted; but in fact are iconic, culture dishes, like bouillabaisse” (Fisherman’s wives took the damaged and unsellable fish and created fish stew).”

“Prosciutto de parma is created from a waste fed pig, but you don’t call it “waste” pork. They’re not sold as waste, but instead, sold as what they are– delicious dishes.”

“When we buy food and throw it away, we are literally taking food off the shelves of the global food marketplace. Therefore, we’re taking food out of the mouths of the hungry.” – Tristram Stuart, environmental activist

“In the United States, under three percent of municipal food waste – so that’s the food scraps that goes into people’s garbage cans – actually gets recycled. On the other hand, if you go to a place like South Korea, the exact reverse is the case. It’s about three percent that doesn’t get recycled.” – Tristram Stuart

“Banana plantations grow bananas for European supermarkets. Supermarkets tell you what diameter, length, curvature, and all of those parameters have to be exactly right for that supermarket. Therefore bananas basically look the same.” – Tristram Stuart

“As a grower that’s heartbreaking. When you grow the fruit and there’s nothing wrong with it, but you can’t sell it. Certainly, that bothers me.” – Chris Holland supervisor, HMC farms.

“The celery heart machine will cut the celery heart to length. The crew will peel a certain amount of stalks to fit in the bag for retail. Therefore, one square foot of harvest will produce about 2 lbs of product that will get wasted.” – Cameron Anderson, Harvest Manager at Pacific International

Quotes about Food Waste

The linear ‘Take – Make – Dispose’ system, which depletes natural resources and generates waste, is deeply flawed and can be productively replaced by a restorative model in which waste does not exist as such but is only food for the next cycle. — Ellen MacArthur

The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government – from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration – could fill committee agendas for years. — Tom Coburn.

People drinking coffee, as a general rule, eat less, though coffee, and also tea, have little direct food value; but they retard the waste of the tissues, and so take the place of food. — Maria Parloa.

There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing. – James Beard

Quotes about food waste

If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it. — Mark Boyle

According to the ‘food waste pyramid’, ensuring that food is eaten by people is the top priority. Failing that, the next best thing is to feed it to farm animals. — Tristram Stuart.

The ‘good food’ is…the food of the Word of God, for as food builds up the tissues of the body, repairs waste, and preserves us in health, so the Word of God is the complete food of the soul. — William Griffith Thomas

The blend of architecture, solar, wind, biological and electronic technologies with housing, food production, and waste utilization within an ecological and cultural context will be the basis of creating a new …design science for the post-petroleum era. — John Todd

In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it’s such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can’t enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes. — Nigella Lawson.

Food waste is a huge problem in the world, and it’s one that is only going to get bigger and the problem is that food waste is a global issue.

In developed countries, they waste lot of food because they tend to buy more than needed and then they don’t have enough storage space for all of the food that they buy. They also throw away food that is still edible, but they don’t want to eat it.

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