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Parliamentary question - E-006952/2020Parliamentary question

Persisting food waste

Question for written answer  E-006952/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Daniel Buda (PPE)

Every year tonnes of still-edible food goes to waste, when millions of people worldwide are facing starvation. An FAO survey shows that 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for consumption are lost or wasted along the supply chains.

What does the improper discarding and storing of 1.3 billion tonnes of food actually mean? Fridges which are 30% emptier, an increase in hunger in disadvantaged countries, economic losses of USD 1 trillion, a depletion of the resources needed for food production and an increase in the potential for global warming caused by greenhouse gases from the discarded food.

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