New Report on Food Waste

28_percentage_waste.foodwaste.saynotofoodwaste.auckland.newzealand.sustainability.health.environment.future.food.A new report – “Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems” by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), takes a look at current trends of food waste. The report outlines causes, trends and solutions that will help address this global phenomenon.

Currently, our agricultural sector uses 28% of land and other resources, such as water, fertilizers, manpower, energy and more, to grow food that is lost or thrown away.  As the University of Auckland writes in their blog: “Agriculture is [also] responsible for a majority of threats to at-risk plant and animal species tracked by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).”

For more information about these statistics, visit and read the report that lists food waste impacts on our natural resources. It was prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

You can also watch and share this animated video with you friends to help spread awareness about food waste. After all, to create a healthy and a sustainable food system we need to start locally, working on our own refrigerators and trashcans.

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