food waste

If Food Waste Were a Country, It Would Be the 3rd Largest Contributor to Global GHGs After China

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Globally, about a third of all food is spoiled or squandered before it is consumed by people. A sad fact, in an age where almost a billion people go hungry. Food loss or food waste is the decrease of food in later stages of the food supply chain intended for human consumption; for example, harvested bananas that fall off a truck are considered food loss.

Global Agri-Business Alliance Calls On Private Sector Members to Halve Their Food Waste

(3BL Media/Justmeans) A third of the food produced globally is never eaten. It’s a problem that costs the global economy an estimated $940 billion. Lost and wasted food also contributes to climate change, generating about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and consuming around 25 percent of water used in agriculture.

Reducing Food Waste In Canada

(3BL/JustMeans) Food waste is a big problem in Canada. About one third of all food produced in that country for human consumption is wasted. This food waste costs about $31 billion a year. Most of the food waste winds up in landfills where it rots and emits methane, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times that of carbon.

How Airlines are Reducing Food Waste

(3BL/JustMeans) Food waste is a big problem. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in the U.S. alone is wasted. In 2010, about 133 billion pounds of food end up wasted in the U.S., amounting to $161 billion worth of food. Globally, about one-third of all food produced is wasted. Food waste in industrialized countries is about $680 billion.

Aramark Works To Reduce Food Waste

About 30 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted. In 2010, 31 percent of food waste translated to 133 billion pounds of food worth $161 billion. Food waste is the single largest component of trash in municipal landfills. Food sent to landfill gives off methane as it rots, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times that of carbon. Landfills are the third largest source of methane emissions in the U.S.

Las Vegas Sands "Clean Plate Challenge" Helps Reduce Employee Food Waste

Food waste is a gigantic problem. About 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $165 billion a year and that uneaten food winds up in a landfill where it rots, giving off methane, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times that of carbon dioxide.

United Technologies Proves Sustainability Works

(3BL Media/JustMeans) Water and food are two essential things that humans need to survive. The world’s population is currently seven bilion and is projected to be nine billion. Having enough food and water for that many people is a daunting task and will require business solutions. One business is up to the task.

New Initiative To Tackle Global Food Loss And Waste Launched In Davos

(3BL Media/JustMeans) Food waste and loss is a big deal. About one third of global food production (around 30 to 40 percent) is wasted or lost every year, according to the UN Food and and Agriculture Organization. The value of food lost or wasted annually at the global level is estimated at $1 trillion. The global population is on track to grow by two billion by 2050.

Global Food Chain Riddled with Food Waste

As part of BNY Mellon’s global initiative to raise awareness of food security and waste, R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs, shares his thoughts on the issues. This is the last in a four-part series.

New UN Campaign Tackles Food Waste

New UN campaign wants the world to waste less food.

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