A new study commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that a full one-third of the world’s food is wasted, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons of lost or discarded food every year.
The report, compiled by the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology found that developed countries on average waste 222 million tons annually, or almost as much as the net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.
The report provides suggestions for reducing waste and calls for a shift in consumer attitude to purchase only what is needed.
Many thanks, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology for this eye-opening study. May we all do our part in conserving food and the Earth’s resources to build a sustainable global community. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13364178
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