According to the United Nations, annually people wasted about 1300 million tonnes of food fit for human consumption.
The organization says that nearly a 30% of the arable land in the world are used in vain, and that the total amounts of waste water per year equals the annually discharge of the Volga River.
A report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled “The Food Wastage Footprint,” indicates that wasted food is equivalent to 3,300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. It also ensures that food wasted in the world causes more emissions of greenhouse gases than any country, except for China and the United States.
According to FAO, ” Food wastage reduction would not only avoid pressure on scarce natural resources but also decrease the need to raise food production’ to meet the demands of a fast-growing world population in 2050″.
The UN called the countries to improve communication between producers and consumers to manage the supply chain more efficiently.