18 Sep 2012
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible - but because it doesn't look appealing. At the same time, there is a huge buffer between people and hunger in rich countries. America, for example, has twice as much food on its shop shelves and in its restaurants than is actually needed to feed Americans. This situation creates an imbalance in access to food by creating a squeeze on global food supplies. Unfortunately for people in the Global South, it also means going hungry.
Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
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