The global economy is producing more food than ever. However and yet an incredible 1/3 is being wasted. This is at a time when 7 million people are dying from malnutrition every year. Moreover and rich countries such as the UK have had to introduce food banks.
At a time when the global economy is producing more food and making a greater profit than at any time in history. So one could be forgiven for thinking that the issue of feeding the global population is yesterday’s news. However, both in the UK and across the world, we are wasting more food. I mean than ever before.
For example, The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels. GHI scores are calculated each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a way to compare levels of hunger between countries and regions, and call attention to those areas of the world where hunger levels are highest and where the need for additional efforts to eliminate hunger is greatest.
This infographic is to highlight awareness on wasted food and realize it’s an issue. All so we can all help to change.
Cost of Wasted Food Infographic, courtesy of Moneyguru.com