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Savon Sanomat - Finland | Monday, August 17, 2015

Too much food being thrown away

The world reaching Overshoot Day last week prompts the liberal daily Savon Sanomat to complain about how much food is wasted: "The way of life in Finland was much more modest and environmentally friendly in the past. That was also because of the living standards. In the 1960s 30 percent of a family's income was spent on food, while today it's only ten percent. The problem is not just that food is too cheap. In times of economic hardship one must be thankful for cheap food. But cheap food also means people take it for granted. When it comes to food consumption, almost everyone should change their attitude. Being vegetarian is more sustainable than eating meat, but those who waste food destroy the environment - no matter what they eat."

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