That effectively means that a third of all farms and farmers across the world used precious resources such as water, nutrients and energy, for nothing.
Harsh words, but it’s hard to argue with the facts. Once food ends up at the dump it also releases methane, which is which is 25 times more potent than the exhaust from your car and even worse for climate change than carbon dioxide.
Australians waste 20% of the food they purchase, with households wasting up to $3,800 worth of groceries each year.
One third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted. This is roughly 1.3 billion tonnes each year, meaning that if If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.