Food Waste Costs the World Economy $750bn a Year

by Rachel Baker on September 12, 2013

In a world where hunger is rampant in many countries, you’d think we’d be able to figure out a way to decrease our food waste.

“We simply cannot allow one-third of all the food we produce to go to waste or be lost because of inappropriate practices, when 870 million people go hungry every day,” he added.

Achim Steiner, head of the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP), described it as “a staggering phenomenon.”

“This is a big wake up call. We may not even have captured many of the more indirect impacts of food waste… and the costs which will be born by our children and grandchildren,” he told the joint press-conference.

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