Every year around the world, billions of pounds of food are wasted, while more than 800 million people go hungry. In the United States alone, about 30% of all food that is harvested is thrown away. Often this food is not consumed due to early spoilage.
To arrive at harvest, produce must be grown through a rigorous agricultural process, which requires a great deal of resources including money, labor, water, and energy. This means that every time a piece of food is thrown away, these resources go to waste as well.