Learn more about food waste on our Green Notes blog.


There’s no doubt that we waste a lot of food, and the cost is enormous.

In addition to the value of the food wasted, there’s the huge environmental cost:

  • Agriculture accounts for 70 per cent of the world’s water use.
  • Food that decays in landfills creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • The emissions generated by importing food over long distances add to that burden.

Reducing the amount of food you waste is a great way to help address climate change and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, as outlined in the City of Toronto’s #TransformTO climate action strategy.

In the video below, celebrity chef Mike Ward shares tips and tricks that professional chefs use to cut food waste that can easily be implemented at home.

Stop Food Waste

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Want to learn even more? Visit Love Food Hate Waste for information, resources and recipes.