Food for Thought!

Karina’s Environmental Cooking Tip!

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Most poor countries are great at using every part of the animal in their cooking, along with eliminating any probability of waste. The issue resides in wealthier countries discarding perfectly good food, straight into the bin. Food waste directly impacts the environment in many ways.

According to, “Australians discard up to 20% of the food they purchase!” Do you know what this extra 20% of waste would have costed the average Australian six months worth of your electricity bill! According to, out of the “8 Billion Dollars” Australians waste on food every year, “33% of fresh food is wasted and 27% of leftovers are wasted.”

There is also a waste problem in other wealthier countries such as America. According to, “40% of our food ends up in the trash instead of our stomachs.”

I’m picking up on a pattern here! People aren’t using their leftovers! Let’s start using our leftovers so we can save money and protect the environment! Now, that’s a win-win situation! An example of when I used leftovers on my blog, was when I made that beetroot salad. Since there were leftovers of the beetroot salad, I whizzed this beetroot salad up to make a dip! Now, this is a classic example of saving money and protecting the environment!

Let’s hope this really is food for thought!


Karina x

15 thoughts on “Food for Thought!

  1. epicesetbaobab says:

    Great post! I agree with, we waste too much food and it’s terrible when so many people are starving. Here in Angola, they eat EVERYTHING, fish head, tail and guts! Wouldn’t go that far but at least not much goes to waste 😉

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    • FOOD IS LIFE! says:

      Hey epicesetbaobab,

      Thank you soo much for your nice words!
      You’re right! There are too many starving people out there, to waste food. That’s great how they eat everything, very impressive! 😊


  2. Pooja Satyam says:

    Hey Katrina, I loved this idea. It saves money, environment and what more? You can also be creative with it as limited options trigger amazing creativity within us. Looking forward to posts where you share your leftover food recipes. 🙂


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