·         Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year
·         Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes gets lost or wasted


·         Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).
·         Per capita waste by consumers is between 95-115 kg a year in Europe and North America
·         Consumers in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia each throw away only 6-11 kg a year

Source: Global Food Losses and Food Waste, FAO, May 2012

Graphic: feedinghk, go.asia  

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