Wednesday, June 3, 2015

FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN; LOSE YOUR JOB

In the richest country in the world the question that needs to be answered is; Why are public schools charging children for food? Why are meals not included in the curriculum?

North American Food Waste Facts
In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions
In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month
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According to a recent report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, worth around US$1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten. In a world full of hunger, volatile food prices , and social unrest, these statistics are more than just shocking: they are environmentally, morally and economically outrageous.

Let’s start with some basic statistics about food waste in North America and around the world.


Worldwide Food Waste Facts
Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons)
The amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crops (2.3 billion tons in 2009/10)
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She fed a few hungry children, and this Colorado elementary school kitchen manager was fired for her kindness.

Della Curry was dismissed from Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora on Friday after being caught feeding kids whose parents couldn't afford to pay for their food, reports CBS Denver.

Students who don't qualify for the free or reduced lunch program should only get a slice of cheese on a burger bun and a small drink of milk, Cherry Creek School District rules say.

Curry, however, doesn't believe that is enough.

"I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn't have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch," she told CBS Denver.

For free lunches in the district, a family of four has to have a household income of less than $31,000. For reduced meals, the threshold is below $45,000.