According to a 2013 report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems.
When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten.
In a world full of hunger, volatile food prices , and social unrest, these statistics are more than just shocking: they are environmentally, morally and economically outrageous.
Source: World Food Day [online] Availabe at: http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_facts
FAct! FOOD ACTION
Our international GAP partners have developed a food program that can help you to make a difference. FAct!
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD WASTE:
For starters, here are 7 surprising FActs about the food we eat:
FAct! is a EU Erasmus+ program to help you review your food habits. It makes it easy to make simple changes with big results.
The program is divided into 3 topics:
- Food waste
- Food, climate & environment
- Food & health
It offers really simple recipes for action and for food: do what you’ve been wanting to do, enjoy the experience of discovering new habits (and maybe new friends), track your own progress.
The program is available in 5 languages: English, Italian, German, Hungarian and Spanish.
There’s also an online library if you want to learn more, or find more new recipes.