FAO: Avoiding food waste would cut greenhouse-gas emissions

09/11/2013 | ABC (Australia)

Wasted food is the third-biggest generator of greenhouse-gas emissions when the food and its life cycle are taken into account, says a Food and Agriculture Organization report. "Food wastage reduction would not only avoid pressure on scarce natural resources but also decrease the need to raise food production by 60% in order to meet the 2050 population demand," FAO says.

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