Staggering Amount of Food Wasted

LiveScience – In the US alone, as much as 30 percent of food goes uneaten and eventually makes it’s way into the garbage, a new report by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) finds.

Wasted food means wasted water too, according to David Molden, director of research at IWM. “As much as half of the water used to grow food globally may be lost or wasted. Curbing these losses and improving water productivity provides win-win opportunities for farmers, business, ecosystems and the global hungry. An effective water-saving strategy will first require that minimizing food wastage is placed firmly on the political agenda,” Molden said.

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Source : LiveScience

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