Showing posts with label wastage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wastage. Show all posts

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dirty water use on crops puts nearly 1 billion at risk: study

Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Grand gaspillage: l’Européen jette 123 kg de nourriture par an

Chaque année, l’Européen moyen jette près de 123 kilos de denrées alimentaires, dont 97 kilos sont parfaitement consommables, selon une étude publiée par le magazine Environmental Research Letters.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

‘Shameful’: World loses up to third of produced food, World Bank says

The world loses a staggering one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the World Bank’s quarterly Food Price Watch report, with the developed world leading the wastage.
The world is losing 25 to 33 percent of the food it produces – nearly 4 billion metric tons - according to estimates from the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Association (FAO) and the World Resources Institute.
In regions suffering from malnourishment, such as Africa and South East Asia, this translates as 400 to 500 calories per person per day and in the developed world up to 1,520 calories.

EL News