Urgent changes are needed to solve the increasing problem of lost and wasted food, according to UNSW experts. A recent report from the Australia Institute highlighted the fact that more than 7.5m tonnes of food is wasted in this country each year, costing households in excess of $19 billion.

That is in addition to figures from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation which say around 30 per cent of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. Professor Johannes le Coutre, who is responsible for the UNSW Food program, says the food industry needs to do more to reduce waste – but he also urges consumers to be more mindful of throwing away perfectly good food. Read more at: University of New South Wales.

Source: ENN

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