Prevention Thematic Days 2014 - Stop Food Waste

Around one third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted.

Food waste represents a substantial loss of resources such as land, water, energy and labour.

Put into relation, these numbers tell us that the entire world’s hungry people could be “lifted out of malnourishment on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe”! Worldwide, a total of 842 million people were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger. This means that around 1 in 8 people in the world regularly not getting enough food to conduct an active life, while in Europe we have nearly twice as much food as is required by the nutritional needs of our population.

In 2014, the Prevention Thematic Days will focus on the issue of food waste and how to prevent it.