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“The number one way that consumers can make an impact is simply by composting to keep food out of the landfills.”- Christine Moseley
40% of consumable food is wasted in the U.S. each year. 25% of fresh water is also sent down the proverbial (and literal) drain. America accounts for 23% of the globe’s methane production. It does not take a mathematical genius to understand that these numbers, which are growing every year, are not sustainable in the long term.
Enter Christine Moseley and the team at Full Harvest. Christine, the Founder and CEO of Full Harvest, has made it her life’s goal to create better and more sustainable uses for our discarded food. Full Harvest has a straightforward mission, connecting farmers directly with food and beverage companies who are looking to buy said surplus produce.
In this episode, Christine and Chad sit down to discuss America’s food waste problem and how Full Harvest is working to fix it. They also talk about how Christine showed up in San Francisco with barely more than the clothes on her back and managed to turn her dream – to make the world a better place – into a reality.
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Quotes by Christine:
7:48 – “65% of growers in this country are on the verge of bankruptcy, yet they’re leaving possibly up to 40% [of product] on the ground.”
13:05 – “The number one way that consumers can make an impact is simply by composting to keep food out of the landfills.”
13:14 – “Food has such an impact on the environment because it gives off methane which is 30x stronger than carbon emissions.”
21:30 – “The number one thing is just put one foot in front of the other as fast as possible and go for it. You’re going to hit walls, you’re going to pivot, you’re going to change but you just have to get going. “
21:42– “[On Entrepreneurship] Manage your expectations that it’s never going to be a linear path.”