Global food losses and food waste

Technical Report
[Study conducted for the International Congress SAVE FOOD! at Interpack2011 Düsseldorf, Germany]

The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them. The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. This inevitably also means that huge amounts of the resources used in food production are used in vain, and that the greenhouse gas emissions caused by production of food that gets lost or wasted are also emissions in vain.

Date and language
May 2011
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food distribution
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food policy
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food Security
Agrovoc terms: 
Food wastes
Other information
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