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17% of food wasted at consumer level: UN report

17% of food wasted at consumer level: UN report

According to a research published by the United Nations, in the year 2019, an estimated 17% of available food for consumers was wasted in restaurants, homes, and retail outlets. It was also found that there were broad similarities in consumer waste in the rich and poor countries. The report has been produced jointly by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and WRAP.

ruubot 1 months

Back in the old days expired and near date perfectly edable food went to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Then idiots for various ridiculous reasons stopped it. Also if food is composted properly it doesn't go to waste.

Prince Azmiran
Prince Azmiran 1 months

Seems people are wasteful everywhere.

BlunderingFool 1 months

This means 87% of food waste is not caused by the little guy.

wilhemena 1 months

i guess no one has ever seen the opulence and waste at the UN or foreign service occasions? please do not make me laugh

RunningBetween 1 months

The amount of food we throw away at Walmart was sad

sandwich sorceress
sandwich sorceress 1 months

Anyone who buys vegetables especially lettuce unintentionally does so just to throw it out and waste money.

Luddite 1 months

only 17%, not bad, so why blame the consumer...

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