EU wastes more food than it imports in a year

September 2022

About 153m tonnes of food in the EU is wasted every year. This figure is double previous estimates, 15m tonnes more than what is shipped in yearly, according to a new study. The amount of what is wasted in the EU alone is roughly half of what the Ukraine exports. Global food prices last month were 8% higher than a year ago, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and by simply curbing on-farm waste they could puncture food price inflation.

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