In 2019, consumers tossed away nearly 1 billion tons of food or 17% of all food they bought.
In 2019, 690 million people were undernourished.
8 to 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from producing food that is ultimately thrown away.
In 2019, 61% of food waste was generated by households, 26% from food service and 13% from retail.
An estimated one-third of the food we produce is lost or wasted, and with it an estimated 38% of energy consumed in food systems.
Food systems currently consume 30% of the world’s available energy.
Source: United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations