International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Sep, 29 2021
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Reducing food losses and waste is essential in a world where the number of people affected by hunger has been slowly on the rise since 2014, and tons and tons of edible food are lost and/or wasted every day.

When food is loss or wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food -, including water, land, energy, labour and capital – go to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.

That is the reason why this first theme for the new Observance will be “Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.”

 

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