The Environment Ministry (MMA) closed this Saturday (10) in Brasilia, the National Awareness Week on Losses and Food Waste.
The last day program included a structure set up at the Federal Capital Supervision Center (Ceasa) and included a free offer of waste disposal workshops with tips on how to make good use of it, be consumed. In recent days, exhibitions and other workshops, such as urban gardens, have moved the site.
In the Brazilian family home, rice, red meat, beans and chicken are the most discarded products, according to MJ Secretary for Institutional Documents and Citizenship, Rejane Pieratti. She explains that planning is essential to avoiding losses.
"I'm starting to plan what I have to buy. Most people go to the supermarket and buy something they will not use and will lose inside the refrigerator," he said in an interview with Rádio Nacional de Brasília. The latest United Nations (UN) data on waste in the country dates back to 2013. That year, Brazil lost more than 26 million tons of food. Worldwide, the annual amount of discarded food is estimated at 1.3 billion tonnes.
In addition to workshops, one of today's most important moments at the Dada-DF was the participation of chefs chef Fernando Souza and Fábio Marques, from the Desafio da Xêpa – Do Lixo a Luxo project.
The pair, who formed the double chefs, prepared dishes that had been thrown into the Ceasa itself. According to them, the project was born from a visit to Ceasa to buy food.
"Whenever we go back, we see that many foods end up losing." Then came the idea of the initiative to promote the awareness that we all need to have: It is not possible to dispense as much food as many hungry. we decide to join our profession and fight waste, "explains Fabio.
The Federal Technical Assistance and Expansion Company (Emater-DF) also participated in the event, with the elaboration of two pumpkin-based dishes. The Guide to Procurement Planning, the re-use of the whole bag of the fair and all parts of the food, conservation and sustainability, among other information, is available on the hotspot site [https://www.brasil.gov.br/semdesperdicio] from the 2018 Week of the National Week for Awareness and Loss of Food Products, MMA said.
Collection of food products
Saturday (10) also marks the National Day of Food Collection, an event organized by institutions and volunteer individuals taking place in 14 states and 56 cities in the country.
The event is in its 13th edition and has already collected more than 1.3 thousand tons of food, involving the work of 58 thousand people.
At this year's event, volunteers are concentrating on entering hundreds of partner supermarkets, inviting customers to donate non-perishable foods.
At the end of the day, a national network of food banks working against hunger and food waste is being collected, supported by the Mesa Brasil SESC program.
In the federal district, volunteers work in 10 supermarkets. Anything else collected will reach more than 200 charitable organizations in the city.
"Last year, we received nearly 7 tons of donations, in Brazil, in Brazil, 184 tons," said Marília de Faria Ferreira, one of the volunteers working on the project.