Top 10 Countries Which Waste Most Food
By siliconindia | Saturday, 12 November 2011, 00:38 IST | 10 Comments
Bangalore: About one third of the food production has wasted annually all over the world in the year 2011. Most loss of food occurs during production in under developed countries, whereas in developed countries about 100 kilograms of food is waste at the consumption stage by each person in a year. The cause for this may be biological, environmental, social and economical. It is also difficult to reduce the food waste produced by processing because while reducing we must see that it is reduced without affecting the quality of the finished product. Over the past ten years, the Medias have done an exceptional job by covering the problems of world hunger. Most of us don't even realize how many people in our own cities struggle hard every night to feed their families. The simple reason for this is, they don't want their family members to sleep with empty stomach. The waste of food doesn't just be limited to the grocery stores, instead this problem continues right into our kitchen and to our dinning tables. While millions of people all around the world are struggling for two times of meals per day, tons of foods are being wasted by many people, primarily by the people of developed countries. Based on OECD Environmental Data Compendium, here is a top 10 countries where most food is wasted:United States of America: In a recent study conducted by the University of Arizona showed that around 40 to 50 percent of all food which is ready for harvest never gets ate. In the nation about 760 kilograms of food is wasted by each person in a year. The country spends about $1billion per year just to dispose the foods that are wasted. According to Environmental Protection Agency, food leftovers are the single-largest part of the waste flow by weight in the U.S. The food waste in the country includes uneaten food and food preparation scraps from residences, commercial establishments like restaurants, institutional cafeterias etc.