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The Rotten World of Food Waste

Infographic showing food loss and food waste around the world

What if someone came to your house and threw every third meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner – in the trash before you had a chance to take a bite? You’d probably be pretty upset. Yet every day around the world that’s essentially what we’re doing. We’re throwing away nearly one-third of the food produced globally for human consumption. Below we take a look at where we lose or waste food as it travels from farm to fork—and offer a few ideas for getting the most out of the food we produce with increasingly scarce land and water resources.

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