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UN says alarm: a third of global food production is wasted

The food inspection agency of the United Nations (FAO) has calculated that every year one third of global food production is lost to waste, good for 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year. “In a time when nearly 1 billion people are hungry, is that excessive,” says the FAO. For our country it annually to 3.6 million tons voedselverspililng.

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The UN food calls people in the context of the holidays on to keep the food consumption to pay attention to. The waste is “excessive” and “represents just as much a waste of labor, water, energy, raw materials and other resources which used to be the food’, it sounds. In Belgium, the annual food waste at 3.6 million tonnes estimated, or 345 kg per person per year.

‘Remember, during the celebrations that have sufficient food, have a privilege,” says the FAO. ‘Make no food wasting your good intention for the new year.’ The organization gives also some practical tips on her website. So wasting people less when they have their meal plan ahead and leftovers.

Read also: How food waste can stop in your kitchen

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