Finish your plate, says FAO.

Food waste

Food waste

Clean your plate, there are people starving in the world, is phrase every child has heard at one point in their life.

But of late, says the UN’s Food Agency, a little over a billion ton of food ends up in the trash every year. That’s 30% of the food produced worldwide. Rich nations alone are responsible for 222 million tons of food wastage.

Meanwhile, Africa and Asia combined throw away considerably less but for different reasons.

NeBambi Lutaladio FAO’s Senior Officer in Charge of Crop Diversification spoke to Jocelyne Sambira from Rome.

Duration: 2’25”

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