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Global food losses and food waste : extent, causes and prevention : study conducted for the International Congress "Save Food!" at Interpack 2011 Düsseldorf, Germany

Author: Jenny Gustavsson; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Publisher: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year--approximately 1.3 billion tons--gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them.
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Gustavsson; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
ISBN: 9789251072059 9251072051
OCLC Number: 800037286
Description: vi, 29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: by Jenny Gustavsson, Christel Cederberg, Ulf Sonesson and Robert van Otterdijk, Alexandre Meybeck.

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Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year--approximately 1.3 billion tons--gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them.

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