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If Everyone Did This, There’d Be Enough Food On The Planet For All

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:18
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by Amanda Froelich
True Activist

If food waste was reduced by only 25%, there'd be enough to feed everyone on this planet.

In 2010, the United Nations released a report identifying the need for all citizens to switch to a predominantly plant-based or vegan diet. This is because large-scale agriculture is the largest devastator to the environment, and more resources are needed to produce animal products versus plant foods.

And now, the UN has released another report sharing that if the amount of food wasted around the world was reduced by just 25%, there would be enough to feed all the people who are malnourished.

At present, nearly 40% of food in the United States is wasted, and 1.3 billion tons of food (or about a third of all food produced in the world) is allowed to spoil before consumption.

Credit: Yolo Soto

That means 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat products are allowed to go to waste, even though 795 million people on this planet continue to suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition.
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