Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1.3bn tons of food wasted annually

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While millions of Ugandans sleep on empty stomachs and the rate of malnutrition shoots on the upper end, the well-to-do are throwing away millions of tons of food into the trash bins. In a 2011 report released by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), industrialised and developing countries throw away close the same quantities of food at 670 and 630 million tons respectively.

In the report, Uganda was surveyed on dairy products where significant post-harvest losses of milk were

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