Food wastage footprint: impacts on natural resources (Paperback)Food and Agriculture Organization (author)
Paperback 62 Pages / Published: 30/08/2013
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FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve global food security, but also to mitigate environmental impacts and resources use from food chains. Although there is today a wide recognition of the major environmental implications of food production, no study has yet analysed the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective. This FAO study provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage (i.e. both food loss and food waste) along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and bio-diversity. A model has been developed to answer two key questions: what is the magnitude of food wastage impacts on the environment; and what are the main sources of these impacts, in terms of regions, commodities, and phases of the food supply chain involved - with a view to identify "environmental hotspots" related to food wastage.
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Number of pages: 62
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 300 x 216 x 8 mm
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