First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership
New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organizations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste
An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are undernourished
Food loss and waste globally costs up to $940 billion per year
Food loss and waste generates about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If it were a country, food loss and waste would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the United States
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