Read our new quarantine blog: Food for thought

Read our new quarantine blog: Food for thought

Since last week, our team is working from home. The corona crisis gives us ample food for thought and time to reflect on our current situation. We have decided to share some of our reflections – related to the situation, our work, and climate change – on our new blog.

The first post, reflects on some people's tendency to start hoarding food (and toilet paper) in the current situation and explains why this is irrational and unnecessary behaviour. Not only does it create shortages - when really there is enough available for everyone - but will also lead to food waste.

On the long term, the likely effect of hoarding is that food will go to waste, along with the huge amounts of labor and energy invested to produce it, and its associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Indeed, food waste is very relevant in relation to climate change, representing a mind-boggling 4% of Germany’s total GHG emissions. At a global scale, if food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter.

Read the full blog post here.