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Does Choosing Upcycled Food and Sustainable Snacks Impact the Environment?

March 18, 2021

Are you part of the 95% of us that want to reduce our food waste?

If food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest producer of greenhouse gasses. Can you believe that 2.8 trillion pounds of food waste are created every year? Eliminating food waste makes a huge dent in human-created greenhouse gasses, it is actually one of the most impactful ways you can help the environment.

Our solution to food waste? Upcycled foods. If you’ve never heard of upcycled foods, they are "foods that use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.”*

Jali adds a shelf-life to fruit that can’t be eaten or sold in markets quick enough and makes something amazing and delicious out of food that would otherwise be wasted.

Not only does food waste affect the rate of climate change, but stopping food waste could help solve food insecurity. Among those suffering, children are the most affected with an estimated 14 million children under 5 affected by 2019. In most low-income countries, although there is plenty of food harvested, so much is lost before it even reaches the consumer.

Jali Fruit Co. has bridged the gap to curb food waste in Africa by empowering smallholder farmers, women and youth. This is through training on how to use zero-waste techniques to grow, harvest and even store their fruit. This has enhanced food security and improved the livelihoods of many families in Africa. Through training and production of upcycled foods, Jali Fruit Co. can deliver seven times the local wage to women farmers!

You are doing something meaningful and impactful in the world just by purchasing and enjoying Jali Fruit Co. upcycled foods. Scan the QR code on your bag of Jali Fruit to find the exact people you’re helping with each serving!

*Our information comes from the Upcycled Food Association and Small Biz Gone Viral Podcast featuring our very own COO, Jacob Foss. 

Small Biz Gone Viral Podcast | S1 E26 Jacob Foss - Agricycle 

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