Mr Michael David

Christmas: Environmentalist Caution Against Global Warming Due to Food Waste


Climate and environmental advocate Mr. Michael David, who serves as the Team Lead for the Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation, has issued a warning that food waste, particularly during the Christmas season, contributes to global warming.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, David highlighted the adverse environmental impact of discarded food, emphasizing the role of excess greenhouse gases such as methane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and chlorofluorocarbons in causing global warming and climate change.

David expressed concern about the significant amount of food wasted during Christmas festivities, emphasizing that many prepared foods end up uneaten. He urged Nigerians to consider the energy and natural resources expended in the processing, transportation, storage, and cooking of food.

Furthermore, he pointed out that food waste in landfills generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and contributes to the waste of freshwater and groundwater resources.

David highlighted the environmental concerns related to excessive packaging of food products, which often end up as non-biodegradable litter in landfills or on the streets.

In addition to issuing a warning, David provided tips on preventing food waste, urging people to share excess food rather than discarding it. He emphasized the joy derived from sharing with others and called attention to the need for greater awareness about the environmental impact of food waste.

David concluded by characterizing food waste as an unfair attitude, particularly in a nation where children experience hunger, underscoring the social responsibility to address the issue.



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