World Environment Day aims to reduce food wasteListen /
Think. Eat. Save. Reduce your foodprint. That's the theme of World Environment Day 2013, to be celebrated on the 5th of June in Mongolia.
The new food-inspired global campaign focuses on the fact that over one billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year, according to UNEP, the UN Environment Programme.
The campaign, supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others, aims to reduce food loss along the entire chain of food production and consumption and specifically targets food wasted by consumers, retailers and the hospitality industry.
"In a world of seven billion people, set to grow to nine billion by 2050, wasting food makes no sense – economically, environmentally and ethically," said UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
Gerry Adams, United Nations.