About 14% of the food produced in the world gets lost before the retail level, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a Monday report.
Reducing the figure would increase global economic growth and productivity, help fighting world hunger and curtail greenhouse gas emissions, FAO said.
"I frequently wonder how we can allow food to be thrown away when more than 820 million people in the world continue to go hungry every day," FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu wrote in the report. FAO makes a distinction between food "loss," measuring what is lost after harvesting or during transportation, and food "waste," referring to what goes off in supermarkets or is thrown away by consumers.
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