Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report

September 11, 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually  

Better Policies Required, and “Success Stories” Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated

Rome – The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report released today.