They food that we throw away could have helped any of the 811 million people that live in hunger. Need more evidence on why food waste is wrong? Greenhouse gases are generated at every stage of food production. But food waste ending in #landfills is especially harmful. Food is organic matter and will biodegrade fully. But in a landfill, deprived of oxygen, they undergo anaerobic decomposition resulting in the production of methane, a gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Think long and hard before you buy your ingredients, cook them, serve yourself and throw away food waste.