GLOBAL 3000

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/28/2016 - 6:30am - 6:59am
Program Title: 
WHY WASTE FOOD?
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.dw-world.de/english/global3000
PSIP Description: 
Wasted food in India in discussed. Climate change threatens food production in Rwanda.
Long Description: 
India: Food for the dump - India is the world's second-largest producer of fruit and vegetables. But 40% of the foodstuffs grown or produced in India never reach the consumer. They land directly in the trash. We investigate. Rwanda: Climate change threatens food production - Climate change has made the weather in Rwanda unpredictable. As a result, farmers are losing on average more than a third of their harvest. Without action, the country's all-important agricultural sector will continue to lose up to 300 million US dollars a year. But how can farmers adapt to the changing conditions? Cut the food waste! The new app designed to save food - Every year, between 12 and 15 million tonnes of food are destroyed in Germany alone. That doesn't make sense environmentally or economically. A problem the inventors of FoodLoop want to address. Barcodes contain a lot of information - including the item's sell-by date. The FoodLoop App uses that information to show users in the vicinity where there are foods on special offer because they're approaching their sell-by date. 24-hour Public Refrigerator - What do you do if you're about to go away on holiday and your fridge is still half full? Many people in Germany would probably end up throwing the food away. But now there's an alternative. Nearly one third of all foods produced worldwide get thrown away. Over 8000 "food rescuers" in Germany have got together to do their bit to change that. On their website www .foodsharing.de, donors just have to fill in when and where they plan to leave the food - at a public fridge in their vicinity. Global Snack El Salvador - Just outside San Salvador, Claudia Rodrigues sells pupusas - El Salvador's national dish. Pupusas are a kind of tortilla, made with cornflour or riceflour, and stuffed with various fillings. For many in El Salvador, pupusas are more than just a delicious snack, they're seen as something of a national treasure. Namibia: Making way for elephants - In recent years, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola have gradually begun opening the age-old migration routes used by elephants, that often transverse international borders. For local residents, it's a challenging process. The elephants are often hungry, and happy to decimate any crops they come across. But the gentle giants also bring prosperity - tourists are flocking to marvel at the rich diversity of wildlife that is once again returning to these areas.