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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources

Title:
Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources

Abstract:
Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity. Among its key findings: Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet's atmosphere. And beyond its environmental impacts, the direct economic consequences to producers of food wastage (excluding fish and seafood) run to the tune of $750 billion annually.

URL:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3347e/i3347e.pdf

Source:
Food and Agricultural Oraganization of the United Nations

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2013

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