Why Does A Third Of World’s Food Go Uneaten?


At the recent global climate summit in Paris, the big headline was passage of an agreement that, for the first time, commits nearly every nation in the world to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Less noticed, but also important, was officials’ effort to get nations to tackle another, lesser-known driver of climate change that also helps perpetuate hunger: the massive amount of food across the planet that goes to waste.

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, an astonishing 1.3 billion tons of food — about a third of the global supply of nutrition — goes uneaten each year. That’s enough to feed 870 million people, on a planet where many still struggle to find enough to eat for themselves and their families.

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Source Credits: Patrick J. Kiger in Discovery News

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