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Respect Food & Reduce Food Waste


Food is a valuable resource just like air and water.  Without food, human beings will not survive.  However, food waste is a serious global problem.  Below are just some examples of how much food is being wasted in different parts of the world:

  • According to a recent study by the European Commission, around 88 million tons of food is wasted annually in the EU.
  • An estimated 32 million tons of food is wasted in America each year.
  • Japan discards approximately 18 million tons of food annually – 5 to 8 million tons of that food was considered edible at the time it was discarded.
  • Over 1 million tons of food is wasted in Hong Kong every year.

With this we should all rethink our attitude towards food, and give food the respect it rightly deserves!