Why do Israelis throw away half the food they buy?
While one billion people worldwide are suffering from hunger, up to half of the food produced − in rich and poor countries alike − is thrown out before it reaches anyone’s plate.
A nighttime walk along Tel Aviv’s Marmorek Street presents a fascinating picture. There are three homeless people under the covered passage next to the bank. They are asleep, despite the din just a few meters away, as workers from a supermarket two stores down throw out merchandise. At the bottom of the pile of garbage are cartons packed with vegetables. Above are whole chickens tightly wrapped in plastic, dairy...
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