According to the World Food Program (WFP, founded in 1963 as the UN food assistance body), a third of all food products on the planet are in the trash, as a result of which the global economy is losing about a trillion dollars annually.
WFP announced the launch of a new campaign whose main goal is to stop the senseless waste of food. WFP employees urge the owners of restaurants and shops, as well as ordinary citizens, to take good care of food products, not to buy excess food, and not to throw away food that can still be 'saved.' WFP recalls that around 4 billion tons of food are produced annually in the world, and this could be enough for all the planet inhabitants if food products were rationally used and distributed. 1.3 billion tons of food are emitted annually in the world.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) proposes reducing waste through the simplest measures, such as changing storage conditions for products. The world famous chefs have been attracted to the new campaign. WFP estimates that by halving food losses, the international community will be able to make significant progress in the fight against hunger, the UN News Centre reports.