Reducing Food Waste on the Farm is Worth the Bother

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Opinion

When it comes to Canada’s $27-billion food waste problem, what’s actionable on your farm? How can you take measures to reduce it…and should you bother? Martin Gooch thinks so. On behalf of his firm, Value Chain Management International, he’s co-authored a new study, Developing an Industry-Led Approach to Addressing Food Waste in Canada, to try sparking some action on this issue. His team’s research shows about 10 per cent of the total food waste in Canada occurs on the farm. This, he says, results from such factors as incorrect planting, management and harvesting, over-production, over-feeding, climate change, weather conditions and…

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