HEAL Paul van der Werf’s ‘Fields to Forks’ CTV segment
The Heal’s Paul van der Werf talks to CTV London’s Marek Sutherland about his household food waste research in a ‘Fields to Forks’ segment: https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1292199#1501140
In London, single family households throw out on average $600 of avoidable food waste each year. Close to 75% of food waste’s environmental impact (e.g., greenhouse gases) occurs from the farmers field to your fork and this is lost even if the food is composted. A food waste reduction intervention, which focused on nudging money saving behaviours and improving food literacy, by providing some simple food management tips, resulted in a 30% reduction in household food waste.