The Globe and Mail
50 per cent of world’s food is wasted, report says
WENCY LEUNG, Published Thursday, Jan. 10 2013
According to a new report by a London-based professional engineering institution, the world produces around four billion metric tonnes of food a year. But as much as 50 per cent of it winds up being wasted.The report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers blames ineffective harvesting and poor storage and transportation practices, as well as market and consumer behaviours for the staggering amount of food that never ends up being eaten.