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The ecological equivalent of junk status

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Sue Northam-RasJunk status is real. It is not just a catchy phrase to be thrown around dinner tables, or dismissed on a whim.By definition it is the downgrading of a country's investment status based on creditworthiness of the national economy. It is the likelihood of the government being able to repay foreign debt and the risk level for foreign investors. South Africa's recent downgrade to...

What that food label REALLY means

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

When you scan that scratchy, blotted “best before”, “sell by” and “use by” label on that carton of milk, your eyes are immediately drawn to “best before” and then we stop thinking. But it's so much more complicated than that. WWF's latest report Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures sketches the state of food loss and waste in South Africa while highlighting the actions that would reduce this...

The truth about our food waste problem

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF has just published a brilliant new report that showcases the level of food waste globally – including, importantly, South Africa.The Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures report maps out the hazards of wasted healthy, nutritious food in a country so starved and dry.The report at a glance:In South Africa, a third of all food is never consumed and ends up at rubbish dumps.This waste is in...

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