Food Waste

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Food Waste

In medium- and high-income countries food is wasted and lost mainly at later stages in the supply chain. Differing from the situation in developing countries, the behavior of consumers plays a huge part in industrialized countries. Moreover, the study identified a lacking coordination between factors in the supply chain. Farmer-buyer agreements can be helpful to increase the level of coordination. Additionally, raising awareness among industries as well as finding beneficial use for save food that is presently thrown away is an useful measure to decrease the amount of losses and waste.

Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers. More fuel is used for the transportation of rotting food, creating more methane (That contributes to the climate change), which is 23 TIMES more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. The vast amount of food going to landfills makes a big contribute to GLOBAL WARMING!

What about.. FOOD WASTE?! :|




Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted!!

In the United States 30% of all food, is thrown away each year. It is estimated that about half of the water used to produce this food also goes to waste, since agriculture is the largest human use of water!

United Kingdom households waste an estimated 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, around one third of the 21.7 million tonnes purchased. This means that approximately 32% of all food purchased per year is not eaten!


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