Food waste hurts both the economy and the environment: FAO

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The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only having an economic impact, it also harms the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports:

Duration: 2'55"

 

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