Around the world each year, approximately one third of our food supply goes to waste.
This 1.3 billon tonnes of food, valued at nearly US$1 trillion dollars, is lost in the food supply chain while 900 million people go hungry.
To address these staggering figures and encourage both governments and organisations to join the battle against food waste, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has established the “Save Food” initiative – a global effort designed to cut down on food losses and waste.
In June 2012, Save Food released Food Wastage Footprints to communicate the scale of this global problem. For a fantastic introduction to how much we’re wasting and why we need to do something about it, download the pdf here.