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Denmark Capitalizes on Culture to Stop Food Waste

Denmark Capitalizes on Culture to Stop Food Waste

Denmark shares its foundation for the leading country in reducing food waste.  Danes have a different relationship with their food and overall food system.  Factors that are implemented by the government, through regulation, or socially employed go into the country’s effort to reducing food waste.  Whether it is redirecting food waste to meet people’s needs or cultural relationship with food and consumption, Denmark’s efforts have eliminated about a quarter of the country’s overall food waste.  Unlike practices in the United States, education and basic training, like cooking or shopping wisely for example, contribute to their success.

A small nation that holds thrift, trendiness, and basic cooking skills in high regard has reduced wasted food by 25 percent.

Source: Denmark Capitalizes on Culture to Stop Food Waste

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