1/3 of all food produced is wasted. We mainly waste fruit and vegetables: the food we need the most.
Every year, 30% of all food produced in the United States is not eaten.
Almost 1 billion people in the world suffer from hunger.
Farmers harvest the equivalent of 4,600 calories per person per day. Only 2,000 calories are eaten.
Consumers in rich countries waste 222 million tonnes of food per year, the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. Europe wastes 89 million tonnes of food every year.
In Europe, 79 million people live below the poverty line.
Consumers in Europe and North America together waste an average of 105 kg food per capita.
Sub-Saharan Africa, south and south-eastern Asia 8.5 kg.
Every year, food produced and not eaten wastes a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of the Ohio river, the principal tributary of the Mississippi river:
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