Food Waste

The potatoes are heart-shaped or just too small. A cob of corn is missing a few kernels. And entire crop destroyed because of over production. For most supermarkets, so many vegetables do not qualify for the shelves. More often than not they end up in the garbage heap.

Our vain aesthetic of food costs the planet dearly. According to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global food waste represents more greenhouse gas emissions than any country in the world except for China and the United States. In their report “Food wastage footprint,” the U.N. states that more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away each year, representing 3.3 billion tonnes in annual carbon dioxide emissions.

These portraits of the food we waste are meant to shine a light on how we must do better to save our planet’s resources.