Stop food waste
About 90 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in Europe - agricultural food waste and fish discards not included.
About a third of the food for human consumption is wasted globally - around 1.3 billion tons per year, according to FAO;
Food waste in industrialized countries is as high as in developing countries:
- In developing countries, over 40% of food losses happen after harvest and during processing;
- In industrialised countries, over 40% occurs at retail and consumer level.
Food is wasted throughout the whole food chain – from farmers to consumers – and for various reasons.