EU wasting more food than imports: Feedback EU claims – 1530 million tonnes of food grains are being wasted every year

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Due to the Russia-Ukraine war and climate change, grain prices are skyrocketing around the world. The European Union (EU) on the other hand wastes more food than it imports. Feedback According to an EU study, about 1530 million tonnes of food is wasted in the EU every year. This is more than double the previous estimates.

The amount of wheat wasted in the EU alone is equivalent to about half of Ukraine’s wheat exports and a quarter of other EU grain exports. Feedback EU director Frank Machilson said that in times of high food prices and life-threatening food waste in the EU, such a large amount of food is a big problem.

Feedback: The EU should aim to tackle climate change and improve food security by 2030 and move towards reducing food waste by 50%, the EU said. About 43 environmental non-profit organizations have supported the proposal.

Former UNFAO economist Abdolreza Abbasian said – cheap food era of
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), international food prices in August were 8% higher than a year earlier due to the Ukraine war. Current prices of wheat, corn and soybeans have broken the record of the 2008 international economic crisis. Former UNFAO economist Abdolreza Abbasian said that the era of cheap food is over. Prices will remain the same even after the Russia-Ukraine war is over.

11.38 lakh crore Rs. K Food annual waste of
The cost of wasted food grains in the EU is Rs 11.38 lakh crore. Is. Food waste accounts for 6% of the greenhouse gas emitted by the EU. 20% of the EU’s food products are wasted. By 2030, if the EU cuts grain waste in half, food grains equivalent to the yield of 47 million hectares can be saved.

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