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How much food do we really waste? You’d be surprised.

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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