Save Hundreds if Not Thousands of Dollars on Food This Year…
June 01, 2011
A full 30 percent of all food produced in the world each year is wasted or lost -- about 1.3 billion tons of it.
Europeans and North Americans waste between 95 and 115 kilograms of food apiece each year. Those living in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia waste much, much less -- between 6 and 11 kilograms per person. All in all, the developed world wastes 10 times more food than the developing one.
According to CNN:
“Here’s another statistic: all the food that the world’s richest countries waste is about equal to all the food that sub-Saharan Africa produces. The numbers: 222 million tons and 230 million tons, respectively. Basically, the waste of the rich could feed much of the African continent.”