FOOD FACTS

Friday - - Society -

1.3 bil­lion tonnes of food are wasted

ev­ery year.

300 mil­lion bar­rels of oil and 25 per cent of all fresh wa­ter is used to pro­duce the food that is wasted glob­ally.

198 mil­lion hectares of land are used to pro­duce food that is lost or wasted each year — the size of Mex­ico.

33 per cent

of Abu Dhabi’s waste com­prises food, ac­cord­ing to a 2009 study by the Cen­tre for Waste Man­age­ment – Abu Dhabi.

5,600

mega­tonnes of green­house gases are as­so­ci­ated with pro­duc­ing food that is ul­ti­mately lost or wasted.

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