How Much Food Do You Waste ?
The theme for World Environment Day this year is Food Waste and the goal is:
Think.Eat.Save Reduce Your Foodprint, which is aimed at slashing food waste.
About one-third of all food produced globally, worth around 1 trillion U.S. dollars, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems, according to data released by FAO recently.
Food loss occurs mostly at the production stages, such as harvesting, processing and distribution, while food waste typically takes place at the retailer and consumer end of the food- supply chain.
"This unconsumed food, much of which can be cut out through simple measures, wastes both the energy put into growing it and the fuel spent on transporting produce across vast distances," the statement said.
UNEP has teamed up with FAO to launch the campaign in support of the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption.
UNEP said hundreds of thousands of people are gearing up across the globe to take part in WED which is the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
So how much food do you think you waste and how could your reduce that waste ?