13 May '11, 10pm

The world may be on the brink of another food crisis, but it isn’t from a lack of food. 1/3 of world's food is wasted

Reuters A vendor in Khartoum, Sudan, where a surge in food prices has led to hardships. The world may be on the brink of another food crisis, but it isn’t from a lack of food. Fully one-third of all food produced globally — a staggering 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted every year, a new study released on Wednesday by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization finds. The report determined that overall food loss was divided about equally between the industrialized and developing world, although waste in rich countries was far higher on a per capita level. In industrialized countries, food losses were most often caused by retailers and consumers who threw “perfectly edible foodstuffs” into the trash, the agency said in a statement. By contrast, losses in the developing world were driven primarily by poor infrastructure and low levels of technology in harvesting...

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