Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The World Bank Tells Us That We Waste A Third Of The World's Food Production...
But we, all of us, need reminding.
The World Bank tells us that a third of the food produced in the world is never eaten.
It is wasted.
And that waste is increasing the cost of buying food for you and me.
Families in wealthy nations such as the UK are each throwing away nearly seven hundred pounds worth of food a year and in the US, families chuck out nearly a thousand dollars worth of good food annually.
Sadly more than half of the food lost occurs in developing countries and in the so called developed world, the waste is caused by consumerism.
The amount of food wasted globally is shameful says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Millions of people go to bed hungry every night and yet millions of tons of good food ends up in our trash cans and landfills...