18 May '11, 10am

1/3 of Food Produced for Human Consumption is Wasted

1/3 of Food Produced for Human Consumption is Wasted

The total per capita production of edible parts of food for human consumption in Europe and North America is about 900 kg/year, while it is only 460/kg a year in Sub-Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia. In industrialized countries food “is thrown away even if it is still suitable for human consumption.” In other words, visually unappealing produce is thrown away even though it may taste as good as the better looking produce. That fact explains why the food wasted per capita in Europe and North America is 95 to 115 kilograms a year, and only six to 11 kilograms a year in Sub-Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/industrialized-countr...

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