The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for measures to curb food waste, citing food shortages as a major cause of hunger and malnutrition.
At present, countries around the world are producing enough food for about eight billion people, experts say. But despite this, 800 million people are still hungry and two billion people are facing malnutrition. This can lead to serious health problems.
Experts from the World Food and Agriculture Organization (WFO) say that about a third of the world’s food, or 1.3 billion tonnes of food, eventually falls into the retail market instead of going into one’s stomach. Goes to consumer trash.
According to the United Nations, the damage is estimated at ٹ 1 trillion annually.
Nancy Aborto, deputy director of the FAO for Food and Nutrition, says food waste wastes all the resources that are needed to produce it, including water, land, energy, labor and capital. ۔
He says if steps are not taken to prevent food wastage, the United Nations will never be able to achieve its goal of sustainable development by 2030.
He added that due to malnutrition, on the one hand, millions of children fall prey to various diseases and die, while on the other hand, one out of every three adults is obese. Another cause of malnutrition, she says, is an unhealthy diet and a lack of essential vitamins and minerals.
Aborto says that because of the high cost of healthy food, a large number of people in every continent, region and country in the world cannot afford it. And the situation is exacerbated by the global Corona virus epidemic. Without a healthy diet we can never overcome hunger and malnutrition.
A report by the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that in 2019, 14% of the world’s food production was lost in the process of transporting it from farms to grocery stores. According to this year’s figures, an estimated 17% of available food was lost.