Curbing Food Waste Will Save Water, Say UNEP and WRI

6 Jun 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States

The UN Environment Program (UNEP) and World Resources Institute (WRI) have produced a new study for World Environment Day on June 5 that urges action on cutting food loss and waste, arguing that this will ultimately save water and other resources.New analysis shows that one out of every four calories that the global agricultural system produces is being lost or wasted, UNEP says. There are significant differences between the developed and developing worlds – in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia, losses tend to occur at the consumption stage, whereas in developing countries some two-thirds of losses and waste occur much nearer to the farm, after harvesting and storage...

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