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FOOD: Almost 1 Billion Tons of Food Is Wasted Each Year, U.N. Report Finds

FOOD: Almost 1 Billion Tons of Food Is Wasted Each Year, U.N. Report Finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

report published by the United Nations estimates that 17 percent of the food produced globally – around 930 million tons – is thrown away each year

The quantity of food wasted is enough to load 23 million 40-ton trucks, equal to seven times the Earth’s perimeter when lined-up.

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How To Reduce Food Waste

How To Reduce Food Waste | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
With sustainable and plant-based diets becoming more normalised, attention has been given to food waste and how to reduce its impact on the environment; the handling of food and its associated greenhouse gas emissions are not far behind those of the energy and transportation industries. 
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd-largest contributor of carbon emissions, after the US and China. In terms of area, food waste would be as big as India and Canada combined. These figures are staggering considering that 11% of the global population is undernourished.
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What Food Waste Apps Help Reduce Food Waste?

What Food Waste Apps Help Reduce Food Waste? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Mobile application software known as “apps” have soared in popularity. With millions of tonnes of food thrown each year, it was likely that the creation of waste-reducing apps would try and prevent these issues. What these apps do for smartphone users is provide a outlet for them to give surplus food away, purchase surplus food at a reduced amount and aid profits for restaurants. Apps are used on smartphones, tablets and smart watches. In a technological world, many people have smartphones with them everyday during the day. We know a phone makes phone calls and sends text messages, but with technological advances it also pays for items and communicates with people through social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram.

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How innovation is answering the challenge of food waste

How innovation is answering the challenge of food waste | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Food waste is a significant issue up and down the supply chain. Emerging food tech innovations are stepping up to meet the challenge. Approximately one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted according to the United Nations. At the same time, one in nine people globally go to bed hungry while half of all child deaths are related to malnutrition.

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Reduced food waste means increased income for farmers in Rwanda

In the richer countries of the world, food gets wasted on the plate. In the poorer countries, the problem is a different one. Here, food is wasted in production, harvesting, processing and storage.
At the same time, 815 million people are suffering from hunger. Making production more effective, decreasing post-harvest loss and linking farmers to the markets are all crucial elements in reducing food waste. This is why WFP has launched the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA).

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FOOD: Turning food waste into three million meals

FOOD: Turning food waste into three million meals | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Small beginnings can lay the foundation of great success. This holds true for SA Harvest, a food rescue and distribution organisation. Ali Conn, regional manager at SA Harvest, spoke to Jeandré van der Walt about the organisation’s journey over the past year and its future plans.

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Food Waste in Large Kitchens: Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production

Food Waste in Large Kitchens: Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Sustainable Development Goal number 12 is about consuming and producing within our planet’s natural limit, and for next generations to be able..
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How innovation is answering the challenge of food waste

How innovation is answering the challenge of food waste | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Food waste is a significant issue up and down the supply chain. Emerging food tech innovations are stepping up to meet the challenge.
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12 million loaves of bread wasted daily

12 million loaves of bread wasted daily | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Food waste is one of the most important issues the world faces today. The idea of having more of everything leads to a great deal of food being wasted every single day while people in certain parts of the world live on the brink of starvation.

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Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail?

Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The ease of buying food online may diminish the sense of psychological ownership, which may ultimately make it easier for people to discard food, suggests a new analysis with implications for retailers.
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