This is too much! Every year so much food is wasted all over the world that 80 crore people eat it.


On one hand, the level of hunger and poverty is increasing in the world. On the other hand, you will be surprised to know how much food is wasted in a day. The United Nations has put forward a report on the continuous wastage of food all over the world, which states that while on one hand 80 crore people are forced to remain hungry, on the other hand, one billion tons of food is thrown away every day across the world.

On Wednesday, the UN released a Food Waste Index report in which it was told that homes and restaurants threw away more than one trillion dollars of food at a time when more than 800 million people in the world were going hungry. Were. This report states that more than one billion tons of food was thrown away in 2022.

The UN said that continuous food wastage is a global tragedy. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, said in a statement, that millions of people are forced to remain hungry today due to food wastage around the world. It has been said in the report that this kind of waste also has a huge impact on the environment. This report was prepared by the organization WRAP ( Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) in collaboration with the UN. WRAP's Richard Swannell told the news agency AFP that for me, this is very shocking. He said that 800 million people are hungry in the world, you can feed them one day's food with the food that is being wasted every day.

In 2022, restaurants, canteens and hotels were responsible for 28 per cent of the food wasted, but households were the biggest contributor to food waste, accounting for 60 per cent – ​​about 631 million tonnes. Swannell said this mostly happened because people were buying more food than they needed. The report says that food waste is equal to about 30 per cent of the world's agriculture. Swannell said that the main role in the wastage of food is played by its expiry date.