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October 16 is annually celebrated as World Food Day, a celebration that was instituted by the United Nations to mark the establishment of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
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For this year’s theme, attention was focused not just on eating a daily balanced diet; but also on the foods that go to waste. According to the FAO, roughly one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. When you weigh this against the fact that 821 million people are living in hunger, you are bound to realize that food waste is nothing short of a catastrophe. In addition, food waste is a notorious source of greenhouse gas emissions such that were it to be a country, food...
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