One-third of food worldwide gets wasted: FAO

September 12, 2013 12:19 am | Updated June 02, 2016 11:10 am IST

Discarded rotis along the banks of the Sabarmati river in Ahmadabad.

Discarded rotis along the banks of the Sabarmati river in Ahmadabad.

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.

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