This is sad with so many going hungry around the world.
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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that approximately 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually. FoodTank reports that in the United States, roughly one-third of food purchased by consumers is thrown away as a result of over-buying and misinterpretation of expiration and sell-by dates. In the developing world, an equal amount of food is lost because of poor infrastructure, pests and disease. As a result, all the hard work that farmers do to fertilize and irrigate crops goes to waste, putting them further into poverty.
In addition to the moral issues, wasted food also presents environmental and social challenges that policy-makers, business leaders and eaters need to be solved.
Food loss and waste is insidious. FoodTank says, “A little bit is lost in fields, a little is lost during transport, a little is lost in storage, and a little bit is lost in homes. The amount of food wasted in the United States each year totals US$165 billion—and more than US$40 billion of that waste comes from households, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Recently, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon issued the Zero Hunger Challenge, propelling nations to increase access to food, prevent stunting, improve environmental sustainability in the food system and increase productivity on farms as well as reduce all food loss and waste to zero.