One third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy around $750 billion (570 billion euros) a year, a new report by the UN food agency said Wednesday.
A burger with three beef patties, bacon, pepper jack cheese, Jalapeno peppers, onions, tomatoes and lettuce pictured with french fries in Washington, DC, August 19, 2009. Key areas identified in a new UN food wastage report in terms of waste and environmental impact were the meat industry in North America and Latin America, as well as fruit wastage in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said some 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, with the Asia region including China seen as the worst culprit.
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