About International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
In 2019, the 74th United Nations General Assembly designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, recognizing the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.
Cutting food loss and waste reduces poverty and hunger and fights climate change. If we could save one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted, we could feed 870 million hungry people worldwide and, in terms of climate change, the damage will be reduced taking into account that nowadays, food loss and waste is responsible for about 8% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and nearly 30% of the world’s agricultural land is currently occupied to produce food that is ultimately never consumed, just to name a few examples.
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