Half of All Food Produced Worldwide is Wasted

The brief authored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Water Management Institute shows that the current food crisis is less a crisis of production than a crisis of waste. Tossing food away is like leaving the tap running, the authors say. “More than enough food is produced to feed a healthy global population. Distribution and access to food is a problem – many are hungry, while at the same time many overeat,” the brief states. But, it says, “we are providing food to take care of not only our necessary consumption but also our wasteful habits.”

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Source: http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2008/2008-08-22

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