We think it is not ok for any society to waste up to 60 percent of their food. Waste happens through sorting out ugly, non standard sized products by the producer or distributor. Waste happens through mindlessly tossing out perfectly good vegetables and fruits.
RFP offers ways to save money through easy meal planning, points out grocery stores which change their policy on food waste and publish background information on this topic.
Interestingly food waste is a phenomenon which showed up in the last century in a time when the economy grew and the population prospered. Back then it became generally accepted to throw out perfectly good food because there was seemingly better food available. Only one generation before it had been considered a sin to throw out even a slice of bread.