Food Waste: a Global Problem that Undermines Healthy Diets

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Food waste, pictured here at Lira market in Uganda, is a significant challenge for farmers and vendors alike. FAO/Sumy Sadurni

Food waste, pictured here at Lira market in Uganda, is a significant challenge for farmers and vendors alike.

In short
Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten, with households discarding 11 per cent of food at the consumption stage of the supply chain, while food services and retail outlets waste five and two per cent, respectively.

 

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