Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

Each year people in rich countries waste about as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire sub-Saharan Africa produces in a year (230 million), according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

We waste a third of the world’s entire food production for human consumption every year.

If we avoid 25% of that wastage, it could feed 870 million hungry mouths.

Click or tap here for a summary of the United Nations report of food wastage.

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