In the US, for instance, as much as 30 per cent of food, worth USD 48.3 billion approximately, is thrown away each year, the report prepared by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) estimates. And while it elaborates on the food wastage, the report goes on to stress that wasted food implies wasted water, another major concern. That implies, if US wastes thirty per cent of food, it’s like leaving a “tap running and pouring 40 trillion litres of water into the garbage can – enough water to meet the household needs of 500 million people”, the report says.

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