Cutting Food Waste Could Save $300 Billion And Feed Hungry

February 26, 2015 5:29 PM

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Cutting Food Waste Could Save $300 Billion And Feed Hungry

ROME, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 billion annually by 2030 as one third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded, a research group said on Thursday.

Globally, the food wasted by consumers is worth $400 billion a year, and this could jump to $600 billion in the next decade, as the profligate middle class expands in developing countries, the group said.

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