The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) announced in March of this year that “food loss and waste accounts for about 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and there is an urgent need to reduce it.
According to data from the World Resources Institute (WRI), airplanes emit only 1% of the world’s GHGs, while food loss and waste accounts for 8-10%, almost as much as automobiles.
Stockpiling food for disasters. The Consumer Affairs Agency is starting a model project to provide food to children’s cafeterias, food banks, and social welfare councils if the safety of the food is confirmed 60 to 90 days after the expiration date. There will be a briefing session in Tokushima City today on the 14th (I hope people in Tokushima will come and listen to it). The purpose of this project is both to reduce #foodlossandwaste and to support those in need.
I like the JAZZ apples that appear this season. They are sweet and sour, small in size, and crispy and chewy when cut. They sell out quickly at the supermarket in my neighborhood.
In Japan, the leaves are removed in order to make the fruit red and even, but in other countries, leaf removal is not the mainstream practice, and there is even a paper that says the sugar content is higher if the leaves are not removed.
I introduced Mr. Toshihiko Moriyama of Moriyamaen, the oldest apple orchard in Japan, which has been in operation for over 100 years in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, and Mr. Yasuo Morimoto of Matsuzawa, who produces “Ringo Otome” in Nagano Prefecture.