The Healthy Italian: Excess and Wastefulness

We live in a world of food waste. Every year more than 1.3 billion tons of edible food worth nearly $1 trillion is wasted. How much is that in practical terms? One third of all the food produced for humans. This, while more than 800 million people around the globe are starving. Food waste is not only unethical, but also environmentally destructive. Food waste that ends in landfills produces a large amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

As opposed to “food loss,” food lost during harvest, storage and transportation, "food waste” refers to food that is thrown away at supermarkets, restaurants or by end-use consumers. In low-income regions, more food is wasted in the


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