Fat is an environmental issue

Meanwhile, a report released 14 May by the Stockholm International Water Institute bemoans the amount of fresh water squandered when people throw away food. The institute points out that in the US, as much as 30% of food is wasted, worth $48.3 billion each year. “That’s like leaving the tap running and pouring 40 trillion litres of water into the garbage can – enough water to meet the household needs of 500 million people for a year,” says the report, Saving Water: From Field to Fork, jointly launched with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Water Management Institute.

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Source: http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn1391

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