Last week, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers published a chilling report on the problem of global food waste. They estimated that 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is lost or wasted before it can be consumed. That is between 1.2 and 2 billion metric tonnes of food. This damning figure has implications for every single person living on this earth both today and in the future.
A report on food security from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change from March 2012 contains a similar recommendation regarding food loss and waste