People in our city are going hungry, every day.
To add insult to injury, we are encouraged to waste a nutrient-dense food;
Yet we happily donate nutritionally-devoid canned goods to food banks.
ONE neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario boasts of disposing 300 pumpkins after last year's Halloween.
Considering the number of neighborhoods in the city, the amount of wasted food adds up quickly.
"Come by at 9 pm to help toss the pumpkins into the city's trash bins. We had about 300 pumpkins last year - let's break that record!"
This is what was posted on a Toronto neighborhood social group on Facebook for Halloween 2017.
Canadians are confused about what a food is and what it isn't, and it's causing a city that is supposedly progressive to fail in leading the change toward a sustainable future.
850,000 Canadians use food banks every month yet $31 billion worth of food ends up in landfills or composters each year in Canada.