Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The World Wastes Nearly Half The Food It Produces. And People Starve...

We are a world of seven billion people.
We produce some four billion tonnes of food each year. And people starve.
We waste over 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. And people starve.
Industrialised nations waste around  three hundred million tonnes of food because producers, retailers and consumers discard food that is still fit for consumption.
And people starve.
That three hundred million tonnes is more than is produced in Africa and is enough to feed the 830 million people who are starving worldwide.
The cost of wasted food in the US is around one trillion dollars. And people starve.
In the UK, thirty percent of vegetable crops are not harvested because their appearance doesn't meet the exacting demands of consumers.
And people starve.
Half the food purchased in Europe and the US is thrown away. And people starve.
Around 500 billion cubic litres of one of the world's most valuable resources, water, is used to grow crops that never reach the consumer or the hungry.
And people starve...
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  1. People starve because of man's inhumanity to man - it's as simple as that.
    The Space Race budget alone would settle a few thousand on every man woman and child on this planet - but hey!...let's look for new worlds to pollute and murder!

  2. It's tragic... And all to do with greed.