Tossing out food is clearly a waste of money - and maybe even immoral, according to Pope Francis, who on Wednesday likened food waste to "stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry." And as we've reported, you also may be creating extra greenhouse gas emissions by sending food to a landfill.
Now comes yet another reason not to waste food: It also wastes a heck of a lot of water, a new report says.
According to the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank, inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.
Read on: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/06/06/189192870/when-you-waste-food-youre-wasting-tons-of-wate...