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Stop food waste

Over 100 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in Europe (2014 estimate) - 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 industrialised 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.


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