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

By Heesu Lee, Bloomberg


Highlights:

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.


Read More: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-13/food-waste-is-worse-than-we-thought-and-the-rich-may-be-to-blame

Nina Turner
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