The U.N. food agency says one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year. The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organisation said in a report on Wednesday that food in developing countries is wasted mostly due to poor harvesting techniques, while in high-income areas the primary cause of waste is careless consumer behaviour. The most serious areas of waste are of cereals in Asia and meat in wealthy regions and Latin America.
Updated: September 12, 2013 00:19 IST
One-third of food worldwide gets wasted: FAO