Prices for food slide into the high

Durren, overflowing and biosprit make staple food more expensive, at the same time gross amounts of food in the waste

Due to the rising olpreis and the transition to biosprit, the food, especially staple foods, are more expensive worldwide. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, food prices in China have increased by 18 percent, in Indonesia and Pakistan by 13 percent and in Latin America, Russia and India by 10 percent. The price for wheat has doubled, also corn and rice have become very much more expensive. And prices should remain high, especially in poor countries that depend on imports, to food shortages, protests and political unstability.

While supplies on staple foods are at a 25-year low, the this year harvest can cover consumption after the FAO. In 26 countries can be expected with a food shortage, so that the help of the ax is necessary. Reason for a long time are a thumb or. Excavation, but also conflicts. Above all, African Lander (21) are concerned, but also North Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, Afghanistan and Iraq. "Food safety" Sets the FAO in parts of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Timor, but also in Moldavia and Chechnya. In Latin America, it meets Lander who suffered from hurricans like Nicaragua, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic.

"If you combine the increase in olpreunners and food prices, you have the components of a very serious crisis in the future", So Jacques Diouf, the Director-General of the FAO. Recently, Jean Ziegler criticized, UN special rapporteur for the right to food that many people continue to starve and are 800 million malway, while there are enough food to renew people. The conversion of the construction of the production of food for the (subsidized) production of biosprit described he "catastrophic" (Worldwide, hunger and subproofing increase).

However, at least in the rich countries, despite rising food prices, there is another phanomenon that is just being highlighted by the British government. With her campaign Love Food Hate Waste, she wants to call up less food. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the British thrives – which is probably transferable to other countries – a third of the food they bought away. Most people – 90 percent – have not been aware of the waste. The Ministry of the Environment had in the context of the Waste & Resources Action Program Files (Wrap) Dafur 3.000 households interviewed and 300 people asked for their purchases and waste diary to drove.

Because people buy more than they eat, not only give unnecessary money directly for food purchases, but cause high costs for waste disposal and for the environment. 6.7 million tons of foods, of which most of which could be eaten, land in the mull. Throtted foods make 20 percent of the waste. Each household wastes between 360 and 480 euros a year. Ie 11 billion euros in the mull, which in turn gives methane to the atmosphere and thus demands the climate heat. If you have been reduced to this waste, this came with regard to the climate the effect of pulling every fun car from traffic. The equivalent of 15 million tonnes of CO2 emissions love to avoid if the British did not produce as much waste. Mostly the foods are not eaten in time, often too much cooked. A total of 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions were caused by manufacturing, distribution and storage of food.

There are many reasons why too much is purchased. People plan too little, have no shopping list prepared and not looked at what is still there. They grab Spontaneously in the store, are used by special offers, let foods expire, do not know what they can do with the expiration date or do not know what they can do with the remaining. So there is a lack of discipline and know or you just do not want to save and be controlled if it is not absolutely necessary. Also lavish are not all households. Particularly emphasized people between 16 and 34 years who have work and hardly regulated food, and families with schoolchildren. In addition, half of the young people can not cook under the age of 24.

It’s about rough topics to get the advancement of hunger and climate heat, but it is always about a behavioral change that is called morally and with numbers underfuttered to effect the good. Just just the state-destructed discipline maps, the permanent call for rationality, were also the otherwise impossible. Dear the "Dance at the volcano" Living as permanently. Discipline is usually not "cool", If you can not assume in wedding excesses. Can "green" be chic if there is no opposition attitude more, but national? We can love planning or do not we need wasting – luxury, if we can afford it?

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