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ON THE WORLD STUDENT SOCIETY - the exclusive and total ownership of every student in the world, - we must learn to work three times harder on global problems and help redesign all systems.

MAY ALMIGHTY GOD HELP US ALL! AMEEN! ''What is the great idea of producing so much food, if we all know that it won't be eaten?'' Time to turn this waste into a resource.

IN THE UNITED STATES - THE SINGLE LARGEST volume of material sent to landfills and incinerators comes from food waste.

WORLDWIDE, food waste accounts for 8 percent to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, at least double that of emissions from aviation. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that is enough food to feed more than a billion people.

FOOD WASTE - WHEN IT ROTS IN A LANDFILL - PRODUCES methane gas, which quickly heats up the planet. But it's a surprisingly tough problem. Around the world, efforts grow to keep food out of methane-producing dumps.

AROUND THE WORLD - PROGRAMS ARE BEING introduced to tackle two pressing global problems : hunger and climate change.

Food waste, when it rots in a landfill, produces methane gas, which quickly heats up the planet. But it's a surprisingly tough problem to solve.

In Seoul, garbage cans automatically weigh how much food gets tossed in the trash. In London, grocers have stopped putting date labels on fruits and vegetables to reduce confusion about what is still edible. California now requires supermarkets to give away - not throw away - food that is unsold but fine to eat.

AND that is where Vue Vang, wrangler of excess, comes in. On a bright Monday morning recently, she pulled up behind a supermarket in Fresno, Calif, hopped off her truck and set out to rescue as much food as she could under the state's new law - helping store managers comply with rules that many were still unaware of.

Laid out for her was a shopping cart of about-to-expire hamburgers, buns and cookies. She knew there must be more.

Within minutes, she had persuaded the staff members to give her several crates of milk marked ''best by'' the next day, as well as buttermilk and boxes of brussels sprouts, kale, cilantro, cut melons and corn. She nudged them : Are there eggs?

''So much. So much goes to waste,'' whispered Mr. Vang, who works with a local charity, Fresno Metro Ministry, to give food to people in need.

Amid the growing urgency to slow global warming, governments and entrepreneurs are coming up with various ways to waste less food. In the United States, one start-up makes it easier for people to buy misshapen produce that grocery stores don't want, and another has developed an invisible plant-based coating to make fruits last-longer.

A Kenyan entrepreneur has built solar-powered refrigerators to help farmers store produce longer.

IN ASIA, Europe and the United States, several new mobile apps offer discounts on restaurant food that's about to be thrown out. 

Last year, China's top leader, Xi Jinping, began a ''clean plate'' campaign, calling for an end to the ''shocking and distressing'' squandering of food, even cracking down on video bloggers who eat excessive amounts of food.

All these different efforts point to a disconnect in the modern global food system : A lot of food is produced but not eaten, even as people go hungry.

A PROBLEM OF PLENTY : California's law is the most ambitious in the United States. Grocery stores are required to donate to groups like Ms. Vang's ''the maximum amount of edible food that would otherwise be disposed,'' or soon face fines.

In addition, every city and county must reduce the organic waste that goes into landfills by 75 percent by 2025, and compost it instead.

And then, imagine the problem of throwing away crops that have been planted, watered, harvested and packaged and shipped is a relatively new problem.

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.

The Honour and Serving and Concern of the Latest Global Operational Research on Food Waste, and Hunger, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors and contributors Somini Sengupta, John Yoon, Vivian Wang.

With most respectful dedication to the Global Founder Framers of !WOW!, Mankind, Leaders, Grandparents, Parents, and then Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

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