NEW DELHI: The overall food wasted every year internationally has potential to feed about 500-million people without taking any additional burden on natural resources, according to United Nation's body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva said, “Around one third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted every year.” This statement came while he stressed on the importance of elimination of wastage for attaining zero hunger.
According to a previous report by FAO, food losses and waste is about $680 billion in industrialised nations, while in developing countries it touches $310 billion.
Requesting all global food communities and players in the international food system to jointly work for ending the issue of hunger from the earth.
FAO chief also stated that food is wasted due to a tendency for excessive consumption in middle and high-income nations.
Reports suggest that about 1.5-billion people are overweight as against 868 million are undernourished.