'23 million 40-tonne trucks': UN study uncovers extent of world's food waste crisis

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The findings suggest an urgent need to ramp up efforts to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to halve global food waste by 2030

A gigantic 931 million tonnes of food were binned in 2019 by households, retailers, restaurants, and other food services, according to new UN research designed to evaluate the sluggish progress towards...

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