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UN promotes actions on food loss and waste

UN promotes actions on food loss and waste

Rome, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Environment Program (UNEP) chaired the celebration of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
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The event, scheduled for 3:55 p.m. local time, will be aimed at taking integrated approaches to reduce food loss and waste, with actions at the global and national levels to maximize the use of food, said an FAO statement.

The source listed the emergency of technology initiatives, innovative solutions, including e-commerce platforms, mobile food processing systems; as well as new ways of working and good practices in favor of food quality.

The text highlighted that while for many people food is a given, for ‘the staggering 811 million hungry people and the additional 132 million threatened by food and nutritional insecurity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enough food is not a guarantee’.

He noted that about 14% of global is lost annually from harvest and retail, and that in 2019, 17% of the total available to consumers went to household garbage containers, retailers, restaurants and other food services.

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