UN Food Waste Report 2024 Exposes Worldwide Emergency!

By Saurabh Shukla

Global Tragedy 

Despite 783 million people facing hunger and a third of humanity experiencing food insecurity, households across continents wasted over 1 billion meals daily in 2022.

Magnitude of Food Waste

In 2022, 1.05 billion tonnes of food were wasted, equivalent to 132 kilograms per person annually, exacerbating hunger and environmental issues.

Household Dominance 

60% of food waste occurs at the household level, highlighting the need for interventions targeting consumer behavior and food management practices.

Not Just a Developed Country Issue

Contrary to popular belief, food waste is not solely a problem of prosperous nations. It spans economic boundaries, with minimal differences in waste levels between high and middle-income countries.

Impact of Climate on Food Waste

Warmer climates correlate with increased household food waste per capita, driven by factors like increased consumption of fresh foods and insufficient refrigeration infrastructure.

Economic and Environmental Toll

Food waste generates 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, costing around USD 1 trillion, emphasizing the urgent need for action on climate change and biodiversity loss.

Urgent Call to

The report serves as a wake-up call, urging countries to prioritize efforts to reduce food waste and ensure food security for all.

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