Tossed Food Is Also Lost Water

The report, “Saving Water: From Field to Fork — Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain,” was issued on Thursday by the Stockholm International Water Institute, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the International Water Management Institute (report pdf here). It outlines ways that governments could halve the amount of food lost between field and plate by 2025. The amounts of waste are staggering. In the United States, nearly one-third of the food that is produced each year, worth about $48 billion, is discarded. The water it took to grow and process that wasted food amounts to about 10 trillion gallons, according to the analysis. Many European countries have similar losses, proportional to their size.

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Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/tosse

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