Food Waste

Thursday’s Daily Brief: DR Congo warlord sentenced, Iraq protest latest, UN food outlook report, Syrian humanitarian update, tech and the food chain

A recap of Thursday’s UN News stories: ‘Terminator’ warlord handed 30-year sentence; UN chief calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ in Iraq; Disease slashes global meat output; Hostilities in northeast Syria a grave concern; and how the Montreal Protocol is impacting the food chain.

How to tackle food loss and waste?

Every year, around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted.

A new report from FAO, explains how countries are stepping up to tackle the problem.

Andrea Cattaneo, a senior economist at FAO, outlines the report.

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Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger

With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.

Young social entrepreneur in India turns wedding waste into meals for the needy

On a mission to feed hungry citizens, a young social entrepreneur in India, is tackling the food waste challenge there, by rescuing food left over from weddings, parties and supermarkets. Padmanaban Gopalan takes advantage of geolocation technology by allowing restaurants and individuals to log into his “No Waste Food” app, where “they can find the nearest community that can take their food, instead of throwing it in the bin”. 

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PODCAST: Feeding the world with 1.3bn tons of wasted food

Many of the world’s 821 million hungry people could be fed if less food was thrown away, according to the United Nations.  For this edition of our flagship podcast, The Lid Is On, marking World Food Day, Daniel Dickinson reports from New York on how small actions, could make a big difference when it comes to tackling global hunger.

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Wasting food can have negative impacts on climate: FAO

People are throwing away so much that it’s having a negative impact on the climate, a representative from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization  has warned.

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Reducing food loss, waste key to fighting hunger, UN official stresses at global forum

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for innovative thinking to measure and cut global food loss and waste which he said is essential to advance the fight to eliminate hunger.