Did you know that roughly 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year —approximately 1.3 billion tonnes—gets lost or wasted? To put the amount into perspective, that is enough food to feed 3 billion people a year. Canada throws out approximately 40% of the food that we grow. The average Canadian each year contributes 170kg (873 lbs.) per person to that pile of waste. It’s disconcerting, isn’t it, to see how much food is wasted. In fact, a great deal of this waste happens before we even see the food in our grocery stores.