Food Waste Facts Guaranteed To Make You Change NOW

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Sometimes we tend to forget that the little things we do contribute to food waste on a larger scale.  These food waste facts are guaranteed to make you stop wasting food right now!

#1 World Food Wastage

A third of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted—that is an estimated 1.3 billion tons!

World Food Wastage


#2 Rich Countries’ Food Wastage

Each year, rich countries’ consumers waste 222 million tons of food.  That is close to the net food production of sub-Saharan Africa, which is 230 million tons.

Tristram Stuart a campaigner, working to help improve the environmental and social impact of food production. His latest international prize-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009), revealed that Western countries waste up to half of their food,  Tristram won the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize, for his fight against food waste. Seen here with food waste collected by Bio Collectors who provide low cost food waste collection from business premises before processing it  into agricultural fertiliser - offering a refreshing alternative to land fill. London, England. UK 12/09/2011 © COPYRIGHT PHOTO BY MURDO MACLEOD All Rights Reserved Tel + 44 131 669 9659 Mobile +44 7831 504 531 Email:  m@murdophoto.com STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY sgealbadh (press button below or see details at http://www.murdophoto.com/T%26Cs.html  No syndication, no redistribution, Murdo Macleods repro fees apply.

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