Worldwide food wastage estimated at 1.3 billion tonnes

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Almost one-third of food produced for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year – is either lost or wasted globally. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

One point three billion tonnes of food are wasted worldwide each year according to a report being launched at the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

The Food Losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems, report reveals that globally around one-third of food produced is lost or wasted along the food chain, from production to consumption.

FAO says that food loss and waste not only impacts food security and nutrition but also the sustainability of food systems.

Daniel Dickinson asked Vincent Gitz, coordinator of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition where the food losses are occurring.

Duration: 2'18"

 

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