Every person in India waste 50 kg of food throughout their life : 68 million tons of food is wasted in the country, 93.1 million food is wasted every year in the whole world
Food wastage at it's peak in India, every person in India waste 50 kg of food throughout their life
In 2019, 913 million tonnes of food is wasted all over the world. India's share in this has been 68 million tonnes. This information is given in the United Nations (UN) report
Food waste index report released
RAP (WRAP), a partner organization of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), gave this information in the Food Waste Index Report 2021. In 2019, 61% of the 93.1 tonnes of food is wasted in households, 26% from food service and 13% from retail, the report said. This shows that 17% of the food consumed in the whole world can be wasted.
23 million trucks have spoiled food equivalent to mines
The United Nations agency said that the weight of wasted food is equal to the weight of 23 million such trucks, in which each truck carries 40–40 tons of food. The report includes food, perishable food in shops, restaurants and homes, as well as other types of mines. Food waste is happening all over the world.
Every person spoils 121 kg of food
UNEP said in a statement that globally, 121 kg of food per person is wasted every year. Of this, 74 kg of food is spoiled in homes. Inger Anderson, executive director of UNEP, said that we should be serious about tackling climate change, pollution and the loss of nature. People around the world should stop the habit of wasting food.
India's situation is very bad in case of starvation
Statistics show that in the year 2019, in the starvation list of 117 countries, India is at number 102. That is, India's position is ahead of countries like Rwanda, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Libya. But the situation in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia is ahead of us. The report states that food wastage has a huge environmental, social and economic impact.
Destruction of nature can be reduced
Anderson said that reducing food waste would slow down the destruction of nature through pollution. Food availability will increase. This will also reduce hunger and save money in times of global recession. Eating wastage is also an important parameter in recovery strategies from covids.
Food wastage is not the only problem of developed countries
Rap CEO Marx Gover said that for a long time it was believed that food wastage at home was a significant problem only in developed countries. But in the report, we see that this is not the case. Gover said that saving food should be a priority for governments, international organizations, businesses and philanthropic foundations.
Getting success in stopping food waste
Anderson said there is increasing evidence of success in reducing the food waste. However, much more needs to be done to achieve the goal. A lot can be done for this. Let us all shop carefully, and socially exclude the place wherever food is being wasted. At the same time, we should also arrange a clean and nutritious diet for all beings.