There are many countries around the world, where a large population is troubled by hunger. On the other hand, there are people who waste food. In such a situation, a report of the United Nations has come out, which is eye-opening for people who have food waste. In fact, a report of the United Nations has said that according to an estimate in 2019, 93 million one million tonnes of food was wasted worldwide. In this, the amount of food wasted in homes in India is 67.8 million tonnes.
A food wastage index report 2021 released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and partner organization WRAP states that in 2019, 93 million one million tonnes of food wasted, of which 61 percent was from food, 26 percent from food service and 13. Percent was wasted from retail sector. The report said that it indicated that 17 percent of the total global food production would have been wasted. The agency said that, its volume is estimated to be equal to two crore 30 lakh fully loaded trucks with a capacity of 40 tonnes. Let us know that every year 90 lakh people die of starvation.
How much food, citizens of India, China and America waste?
The amount of food wasted in households in India is estimated to be 50 kg per person per year. Similarly, in the US, the amount of food wasted in households is 59 kg per person per year or 19,359,951 tons in a year. In China, this quantity is 64 kg per person per year or 91,646,213 tons a year. UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen said if we have to be serious to deal with crises like climate change, erosion of nature and biodiversity, and pollution and waste then food waste to businesses, governments and people all over the world Will have to play its role in stopping.
Three billion people will not be able to get healthy diet due to Corona
This report underlines that 69 million people were affected by hunger in 2019. This number is expected to increase due to the coronavirus epidemic. It is believed that due to the epidemic, three billion people will not be able to get a healthy diet. For this reason, consumers should cooperate in reducing food waste. In the report, food wasted in retail outlets, restaurants and homes has been kept. It was found that 11 percent of the food available for total consumption is wasted in the houses.