In a world of waste, be thankful for the excess

A report to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development links this waste in Western countries to problems in feeding the world’s poor and needy. The report, from Stockholm International Water Institute, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN and the International Water Management Institute, says “tremendous” quantities of food are discarded in processing, transport, supermarkets and people’s kitchens. It urges governments to halve the waste by 2025.

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