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"$27 billion" revisited




This produces enormous amounts of food waste and is unsustainable.” The impact of adversarial relationships on the creation of avoidable food waste became a common theme throughout the researching of this report. [...] The implications of food waste extend beyond the availability and use of natural resources and the environment; it increases the cost of food. [...] Hospitals have three streams of food waste: 1. Patient meals 2. Food brought in by visitors 3. Staff meals (includes waste from vendors preparing/serving food in the hospital cafeteria) In 2000 the cost of food waste in a 1,200-bed UK hospital was In 2000 the cost of food calculated to be £229,034.12 This equates to ~$515,000 CDN using an waste in a 1,200-bed UK exchange rate of 2.247. [...] However, in Commonly, 38% or more a study of hospitality and foodservice, WRAPiv 20 estimated that these of the true cost of food considerations accounted for just 3 percent of the true cost of food waste comes from the waste. [...] It also determines the performance of the involved businesses and the opportunities that lie before them.v v For a fuller explanation of the determinants and outcomes of the four categories of business relationships, click on link A and link B to access applicable reports.



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