From our Local Dailies DisADvantage desk
Here’s the eighth-page ad that ran in yesterday’s Boston Globe Metro section.
Today, the campaign moved up to the A section of the Globe.
On its website, the Ad Council elaborates:
While food plays a key role in shaping our identities and it is highly celebrated in American society, each year 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste, translating to $162 billion lost and wasted water, energy, fertilizers, cropland, and production costs.
In addition to wasting precious resources, nearly all of the food waste ends up in landfills where it decomposes and releases methane, a form of climate pollution that is up to 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide. In fact, food is the single largest contributor to U.S. landfills today. All of this while one in seven Americans do not have a steady supply of food to their tables.
Consumers are responsible for more wasted food than farmers, grocery stores, restaurants, or any other part of the food supply chain . . .
Speaking of waste, the headscratching staff wonders why the Ad Council isn’t also running its ads in the Boston Herald. We’re contacting the group to ask just that, and as always, we’ll keep you posted.