Zero tolerance for food loss and waste "makes economic sense"
21.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, while speaking within a high-level event at UN Headquarters on tackling food loss and waste, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva has said
a renewed global commitment to stop wasting food needs to be made as a pathway to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goal on ending hunger, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, he said that «zero tolerance for food loss and food waste makes economic sense,» adding that every dollar invested in conserving food brings US$14 in return.
As to Graziano, a third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year at all stages of the supply chain, from farm to fork.
As to him, investing into the issue also means investing into poverty reduction, and into working to promote sustainable food systems for a zero-hunger world.