31 Dec '12, 9am

Food Waste Remains a Big Problem for 2013: Food waste is a big problem in industrialized countries, and it has b...

Food Waste Remains a Big Problem for 2013: Food waste is a big problem in industrialized countries, and it has b...

The BCFN report cites several statistics that show just how big a problem food waste is in industrialized countries. An analysis by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2011, estimated global food waste to be about 1.3 billion tons, which equals about a third of the total food production meant for human consumption. In 2007, the USDA estimated that in the U.S. 30 percent of the food meant for human consumption is wasted every year, mostly in the home and in restaurants/food service establishments.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/12/food-waste-big-problem/

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