The numbers of food waste
Food waste means the food that is purchased and not consumed, ending up in the trash. To this must be added all the food wasted before it is put on the market.
The numbers of this phenomenon make the skin crawl. We have decided to reel them without losing ourselves in the obvious reflections that each one can very well produce independently. However, we believe that these numbers may come back to you the next time you throw in the waste of food that has never been consumed, maybe staying for weeks in the refrigerator, and at your next expense you will make more careful purchases.
1.6 billion tons of food (⅓ of total world production) is wasted during the food supply chain (it does not even reach the supermarket shelf).
250 billion liters of water are used to produce wasted food. This amount of water would be enough to satisfy the domestic water consumption of New Yorkers for 120 years.
3.3 billion tons of CO2 are emitted into the atmosphere to produce wasted food. After China and the United States, the third country for CO2 emissions would be the S.U.S.A. (United States for Food Waste).
1.4 billion hectares of land (30% of the agricultural land available in the world) is used to produce wasted food.
200 thousand are the people who would take off with the food wasted by the inhabitants in Europe, an area where every person on average lumps 95 kg of food a year.
15.5 billion euros is the value of food wasted in Italy (about 1% of GDP), food for the value of 12 billion is wasted inside the home.
50 million tons of agricultural products are wasted in Europe because they do not reach the aesthetic standards demanded by consumers. The production of these “ugly” foods produces Co2 emissions equivalent to that of 400 thousand cars.
Fao data, Food Sustainability Index and Wwf