One-third of food produced worldwide for human consumption is wasted

“The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year”Robert Van Otterdijk and Alexandre Meybeck, Global Food Losses and Food Waste: Extent, Causes and Prevention (Rome: Save Food and FAO, 2011), 10, accessed May 28, 2014.

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