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A billion tons of food wasted yearly while millions go hungry

 IPS 20 October 2019

The UN has estimated that 1.3 billion tonnes of food goes to waste globally every year while at the same time 805 million people go hungry. A recent forum in Italy organised by environmental group Greenaccord saw experts, journalists and policy makers come together to try and tackle the issue. Critics pointed out that about one-third of food produced in the world goes to waste costing roughly $680 billion in industrialised countries and $310 billion in developing countries. (1046 Words) - By A. D. McKenzie

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“We need a transformative change in our food and agricultural policies to have sustainability” – Ren Wang, FAO’s Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department.  Photo: A.D. McKenzie/IPS

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