We’re a nation of consumers, but sometimes our eyes are much bigger than our stomachs, and we give little thought to tossing out uneaten or ‘ugly’ food. And that goes for seafood as well.
According to new research, as much as 47 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost each year, mainly at the consumer level.
U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that we consume less beef and pork, and replace it with more seafood. However, there’s a paradox at play here: this would require doubling the U.S. seafood supply, a supply chain already threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. Add food waste to the mix and you’ve got a big problem.
“If we’re told to eat significantly more seafood but the supply is severely threatened, it is critical and urgent to reduce waste of seafood,” said study leader David Love, PhD, a researcher with the Public Health and Sustainable Aquaculture project at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and an assistant scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Read on to find out more – Source: Seafood is being wasted at staggering levels