No food waste
Written by Redactie on Monday 13 January 2014
food waste Food and Agriculture Organization
About a third of the food for human consumption is wasted globally around 1.3 billion tons per year according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
A quarter of food wasted in the United States and Europe would be enough to feed 1 million undernourished people. How are we going to tackle waste?
Food waste in industrialised countries is as high as in developing countries. In developing countries, over 40% of food losses happen after harvest and during processing. In industrialised countries, over 40% occurs at retail and consumer level.
America wastes 40% of its food during the transport of the food from ‘farm to fork’. This translates to $165 billion being lost every year.
2.3 million tons of fish caught in the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, and 40 to 60% of all fish caught in Europe is thrown away due to it being the wrong size or species, or because of the poor European quota system.
Every year in America, 40% of the fish caught, 23% of fresh eggs and 20% of the milk is wasted.
24-35% of all lunches at schools in the United Kingdom ends up in the rubbish bin.
Read the full article in the Food Inspiration Magazine.