ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency said that one-third of all
food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a
The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organization said in a
report that food in developing countries is wasted mostly due to poor harvesting
techniques, while in high-income areas the primary cause of waste is careless
The report said food waste hurts the environment by causing
unnecessary carbon emissions, extra water consumption and the reduction of
biodiversity as farming takes over more land. The most serious areas of waste
are of cereals in Asia and meat in wealthy regions and Latin America.
FAO emphasized the importance of raising awareness among
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