“Throwing away crops that have been planted, watered, harvested, packaged and shipped is a relatively new problem in human history. For centuries, people used everything they could: the stalk of a banana tree, vegetable peels, a carrot that grew twisted underground. Today, 31 percent of food that is grown, shipped or sold is wasted.” Meanwhile, “Worldwide, food waste accounts for 8 to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, at least double that of emissions from aviation.” This is why, around the world, lawmakers and entrepreneurs are taking steps to tackle two of humanity’s most pressing problems: hunger and climate change. NYT (Gift Article): Inside the Global Effort to Keep Perfectly Good Food Out of the Dump.