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FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve global food security and the use of resources from food chains, but also to mitigate environmental impacts.
Although it is widely recognized that food production has major environmental consequences, the impacts of food wastage has not yet been analysed from an environmental perspective. This FAO report provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage i.
How is food wastage estimated and how much food is wasted? The scope of this study is global, it covers all regions of the world and a wide range of agricultural products — representing eight major food commodity groups.
Impact of food wastage has been assessed along the complete supply chain, from the field to the end-of-life of food.
The global volume of food wastage is estimated to be 1. This amount can be weighed against total agricultural production for food and non-food useswhich is about 6 Gtonnes. A model has been developed to answer two key questions: What is the magnitude of the impacts of food wastage on the environment?
Where and how food wastage occurs mostly? On average, food wastage is balanced along the whole food supply chain.
Agricultural productionat 33 percent, is responsible for the greatest amount of total food wastage volumes. Upstream wastage volumes, including production, post-harvest handling and storage, represent 54 percent of total wastage, while downstream wastage volumes, including processing, distribution and consumption, is 46 percent.
Wastage occurring at consumption level is much more variable, with wastage in middle and high-income regions at 31—39 percent, but much lower in low-income regions, at 4—16 percent. This is mostly due to wastage occurring during agricultural productionpost-harvest handling and storage, and consumption phases.
Although food wastage percentages at each of these phases are actually lower than in other high-income regions, the high contribution attributed to that region is because it dominates world vegetables production and consumption, with more than 50 percent of both.
What is the impact of food wastage on greenhouse gas emission and climate? Without accounting for greenhouse gas GHG emissions from land use change, the carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated to 3.
Contribution of each commodity to food wastage and carbon footprint Contribution of each region to food wastage and carbon footprint What is the water footprint related to food wastage?
The major contributors to the consumption of surface and groundwater resources i. The average water footprint per tonne of primary crop differs significantly among crops. Crops with a high yield or that have a larger fraction of their biomass harvested generally have a smaller water footprint per tonne e.
Animal products have, in general, a larger water footprint per tonne of product than crops.Light nuisance and energy wastage are two of the major concerns expressed by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) which in launched its Dim It campaign to raise awareness of light pollution.
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Our daily consumption at individual, family and business level accounts for 76 per cent of Hong Kong’s ecological footprint, among which, clothing, food, energy and transportation contribute to the most.
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