1.3 BILLION TONS OF FOOD IS WASTED EACH YEAR WORLDWIDE WHILE 795 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER A PARADOX THAT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. WHAT CAN EACH ONE OF US DO?
Environment Day is the right time to learn how to prevent waste,
with practical tips from the Barilla Foundation (BCFN)
Parma, June 3, 2015– Each year, about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted and lost. That’s one-third of global production and the equivalent of 1 trillion dollars’ worth of food. And one-fourth of the wasted food would be enough to nourish the 795 million people who suffer from hunger.
A problem which concerns everyone, because it has an impact on family budgets (wasting food means wasting money), and also because it has serious repercussions on the environment. In fact, global food waste releases 3.3 billion CO2 emissions into the environment every year.
In Italy, 35% of fresh products (dairy, meat, fish), 19% of bread and 16% of fruits and vegetables are wasted. Food waste in our country generates a loss of 1.226 billion cubic meters a year of water, equal to 2.5% of the Po river’s entire annual flow.
A situation which everyone can remedy through their contributions: here’s how.
10 practical tips on how not to waste food
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation proposes 10 simple tips that each one of us can use in their daily lives.