Roughly one third of the world's food is wasted, much of it in the Global South

May 9, 2015

"Roughly one-third of the world’s food is wasted, much of it in the Global South because many small farmers are too poor to afford proper crop storage. (In the North even greater waste occurs." (CIS 5)

 

Source: 1) Jenny Gastavsson, Christel Cederberg, Ulf Sonesson, Robert van Otterdijk, Alexandre Meybeck, "Global Food Losses and Food Waste," FAO, 2011. http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/mb060e/mb060e00.pdf 2) Jeff Harrison, “Study: Nation Wastes Nearly Half Its Food,” UA News, Nov.18, 2004, http://uanews.org/story/study-nation-wastes-nearly-half-its-food. 3) Timothy W. Jones, “Using Contemporary Archaeology and Applied Anthropology to Understand Food Loss in the American Food System,” Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, http://www.ce.cmu.edu/~gdrg/readings/2006/12/19/Jones_UsingContemporaryA... [verified 4/25/14]

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