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Summary

More than one third of the food produced on this planet for human consumption is wasted. In developing countries, waste occurs mainly at the point of production – due to limitations in harvesting methods, preservation techniques, packaging and distribution systems - while in developed nations, waste most often results from consumer behaviour and inefficient processes in the supply chain.  All of the hungry people in the world could be lifted out of undernourishment on less than 25% of the food that is wasted in the United States and Europe alone. In addition, 10% of rich countries' greenhouse gas emissions come from growing food that is never eaten. The irrigation water used around the world to grow food that is wasted would be enough for the domestic needs (200 litres per person per day) of the expected number of people on the planet by 2050. In a world challenged by climate change, a rising population, and a global economic crisis, we need to be smarter, more efficient, and fairer about the way we produce, distribute and consume our food.

Organizers

EED & EAA

Speakers

  • Rev Tolbert Jallah, Secretary General of FECCIWA
  • Stig Tanzmann, EED
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Director, Nourishing the Planet Program project for the Worldwatch Institute
  • Carlos Garcia Paret, Instituto Socioambiental, Brazil
  • Bishop Theotonius Gomes CSC, President of Caritas Bangladesh
  • Peter Prove, Executive Director EAA
  • Rev. Jurgen Reichel, Head of Development Policy Department EED
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