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Top 10 Countries Which Waste Most Food

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 11 November 2011, 12:10 Hrs   |    10 Comments
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In Denmark, the percentage of food wasted by Danes is 660 kilograms foe each person per year. The reasons for the waste of food are due to waste in households, catering centers etc. So, to stop wasting food by the Danes, A movement called 'Stop wasting Food' was conducted. The purpose of this movement was to fight against food waste and over-consuming. While there are about 6 million children in the world who are dying of hunger every year, every Danish citizen in average is throwing 63 kilos of good food every year. The movement also pointed upon the effects of food waste. Food waste is also very bad for the environment as it causes raise in CO2 emissions and that can play a main part in global warming.

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Reader's comments(10)
1: sad that the richer countries waste food when others needs the food so badly! =(
Posted by:cindy - 15 Feb, 2014
2: Those numbers are wrong. We Danes waste 63 kilos per person per year - NOT 660.


Sincerely yours,
Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark
Posted by:SWF - 08 Aug, 2012
3: Maybe someone with a better grasp of numbers, percentages, the metric systems, and calculators, should have written this.
Posted by:Vinh - 07 Aug, 2012
4: Poor deserve this as they fail to make money
Posted by:Faize - 12 Nov, 2011
5:
You display a very HIGH level of ignorance, maybe you should do some research.
Tasha Replied to: Faize - 05 May, 2012
6: I suggest two ways of solving this waste to a good reuse:1.As there are garbage collection bins in most countries, have one for biodegradable stuff and the other really worthless ones the dry kind. On the first type it can be used to generate electricity cheaply to feed the grid. On the second try to convert into Asphalt which can be used for roads resurfacing. All it needs is an entrepreneurial spirit.Any takers?
Posted by:G S Gundu Rao - 12 Nov, 2011
7: All rich countries .... rich people !
Posted by:joy - 12 Nov, 2011
8: It definitely appears a false findings having no base.
If we look at the consumption of food grains and based on it if we workout the population, the most populated areas are US and Europe, because they waste a lot. Indian waste of food grains is mostly political because Nehruvian Congress and its allies want to dispose off the so-called rotten grains to make money by fraudulently declaring them rotten.
Posted by:shirish dave - 12 Nov, 2011
9: Echoing previous post just who are the professors and eminent food experts and world renowned economists who have compiled this list.
What is it, a Muslim based anti Western blog because India has its food waste amongst the middle and rich groups.
Have you gone around peoples dustbins? This whole report is a load of human waste
Posted by:Tony Langham - 12 Nov, 2011
10: This article seems to be blinkered. I know first hand that enormous amounts of food are wasted in some of the Middle Eastern countries. Is there any scientific basis to this rating or is it just based on individual figures and not on groups of evenly comparable figures?
Posted by:elizabeth - 11 Nov, 2011