The @FAOnews has estimated that at least 30% of the food produced globally – worth around $940 billion USD – is wasted annually. In wealthier countries like in North America, food waste has been calculated to cost $278 billion USD each year and could feed 260 million people! [2/4]
Food waste and loss is part of an industrialised food system model that continues to justify increased production to ‘feed people’ while dumping a third of the food in the trash. Food insecurity is in fact due to inequality, not lack of production. [3/4]
One million people have died from Covid-19. That's an entire SF, Columbus, Oh. or Jacksonville, Fl. worth of mothers, sons, daughters & fathers who were here a year ago & are gone today. Millions of family members are grieving their loss. It's human tragedy on a staggering scale.