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Global Food Waste

Global Food Waste

  • About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste.

  • Consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food, 222 million tons, as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Industrialized countries waste 670 million tonnes. Developing countries lose 630 million tonnes. Total lost or wasted globally: 2.3 billion tonnes.

  • The United States is the number one country in the world that wastes food. Close behind are Australia and Denmark, followed by Switzerland and Canada.

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