Around one third of the food produced in the world every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – wasted.
That food is wasted at every stage from farm to table. In fields, unpicked, “ugly” produce is left to rot. In grocery stores, workers reject blemished yet edible fruits and veggies. And in homes, people ignore leftovers and throw out perishables before they’ve expired.
World’s most wasted foods
The seven most wasted foods in the world, according to the UN, are:
- Root vegetables such as potatoes, beets, carrots and radishes
- Fruits and vegetables
- Tuna, salmon, prawns and other seafood
- Grains such as cereal, bread and rice
- Pulses such as lentils, chickpeas and beans
- Meat and poultry including beef, pork and chicken
- Dairy products including milk, cheese and yogurt
What you can do to minimise food waste:
- Buy wonky fruit and veg – some services deliver unwanted fruits and veggies to your door and some…
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