Description: Did that article really say $31 billion? That’s the estimate of the amount of food waste in Canada each year, everything from carrots with two roots to tomatoes that are a bit too ripe. But thankfully, someone is trying to do something about it. Chef Karen Barnaby of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is gathering up the rejected food in her area and turning it into delicious dishes.
Date: October 6, 2017
1) What impressed you about this article?
2) Why do you think we are throwing out so much food in this country?
3) What might be some management accounting techniques you could use to develop a cost estimate for food waste if you worked for a major grocery retailer?