Gallery: Up to 50 Percent of All Food Produced is Thrown Away


Researchers at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) recently found that between 30 to 50 percent of all food produced – or up to two billion tons – is thrown away each year. The UK-based group claims that over-cautious sell by dates, buy one get one free deals and the western obsession with fruit and vegetables that look perfect are among the culprits of this colossal waste of not only food, but also the water, energy and land required to produce it, The Guardian reports. At the same time, the IME points out that by 2075, there will be nine and a half billion people on the planet – or 2.5 billion more people to feed.

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1 Comment

  1. dcard88 January 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Sick. Stop eating so much meat. Its not even close to healthy for you OR the planet

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