Up to half of world’s food goes to waste, report says

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Posted by admin | Posted in Food Security | Posted on 25-01-2013

In India, for instance, as much as 40 per cent of all the fruits, vegetables and food grains never make it to the market. The country wastes more grain each year than Australia produces, and more fruits and vegetables than the U.K. consumes. Read more >>>>

As much as 2 billion metric tons of food are wasted each year, tantamount to nearly half the food produced worldwide, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Waste in developed economies is attributed to marketing practices and consumer behavior. “This is food that could be used to feed the world’s growing population — as well as those in hunger today. It is also an unnecessary waste of the land, water and energy resources that were used in the production, processing and distribution of this food,” said Tim Fox of IME. Report from BBC Uk about food wastage

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