Change Agent Five simple things to reduce food waste

Having enough food for everyone begins with reducing waste – from buying less and storing it properly to sharing more.

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports that an estimated one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is wasted annually. In the United States, an estimated 40 percent of edible food is thrown away by retailers and households. In the United Kingdom, 8.3 million tons of food is wasted by households each year.