FAO released the report: Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources during a press conference held in Rome on September 11th.
This is the first report that analyzes the impacts of global food waste from an environmental perspective.
According to the study, 54% of the world's food wastage occurs "upstream" during production, post-harvest handling, storage– mostly in developing countries. The other 46% happens "downstream" at the processing, distribution and consumption stages. At this phase, developed countries play the main role.
The global food chain presents serious critical points that affect global starvation, pollution, and the availability of natural resources.
How can we prevent this shameful loss of food and energy? Have a look at the Food Wastage Tool-Kit for tips on reducing food wastage and raising awareness of this problem.