The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has produced an infographic to demonstrate the extent of global food wastage.
Every year around the world, 1.3bn tonnes of food is lost or wasted – one third of all food produced for human consumption, FAO said. Food losses represent a waste of resources used in production such as land, water, energy and inputs, increasing the green gas emissions in vain, it added.
The infographic shows that 45% of fruit and vegetables, 30% of cereals and 35% of fish and seafood – exacerbated by the fact that 8% of fish caught around the world is thrown back into the sea, usually dead, dying or badly damaged – is wasted every year.
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