Food waste is worse than we thought and the rich may be to blame

By Heesu Lee, Bloomberg


The world is throwing away double the amount of food than previously estimated, according to a new report by Wageningen University & Research.

  • The worlds richest are wasting more food at home compared to their less affluent counterparts
  • Analysis by Wageningen Economic Research suggests that people are wasting over 300 calories of food per day
  • Food waste accounts for 10% of the developed world’s GHG emissions

The Climate Center supports tracking all emissions, including consumption-based emissions.

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Nina Turner
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