Is this the beginning of the end for global food waste?

Madeleine Cuff
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Around a third of the food produced globally for humans every year is wasted | Credit: Nick Saltmarsh
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Around a third of the food produced globally for humans every year is wasted | Credit: Nick Saltmarsh

At Climate Week in New York a slew of new commitments from some of the world's largest food suppliers, processors and retailers suggest action on food waste is finally taking off

Every year the world adds a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of discarded food to its food waste mountain. That represents about a third of all food produced each year for human consumption. It's a problem...

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