10/24/2013 01:33 pm ET

Reducing Food Waste Is Key To Ending Hunger: U.N.


The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for innovative thinking to measure and cut global food loss and waste which he said is essential to advance the fight to eliminate hunger.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen that an estimated one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted –- around 1.3 billion tons. This costs around $750 billion annually.

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