Renewable Matter # 5 / August

Towards a Crackdown on Food Waste

by Carlo Pesso

According to FAO, one-third of global food production goes wasted and contributes an astounding 7% of GHG emissions. Besides being unethical – 795 milllion people hardly eat enough to stay healthy – this means squandering 360 million euro worth of food every year, which is equivalent to twice the GDP of Greece. How Germany and France are tackling food waste reduction.

“The problem at this point is that there is a problem.” 

– Captain Obvious


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