Food Wastage

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Food Wastage
At the moment, it is hard to tell whether the world has sufficient food supplies or not.Most of developed countries claim to have people who are still not able to access food while at the same time, still report of more food wastage than the third world, developing nations. That indicates a big mishap in the food cycle as it so happens that most of the food either finds itself in the dumpster or on the plates of the very rich. China, USA, Canada, South Eastern Asia, and Europe have been amongst the countries hit by this storm of food wasting. While Britain is said to be throwing away about thirteen pounds of food per week, Canada is struggling with same problem. The United States is not spared either. Food and Agriculture Organization, abbreviation as FAO says that about a third of the world produce is wasted. By 2007, FAO projected that the increase ought to have gone high by sixty percent so that the emerging wealthier generation could be fed totally. While people could focus on increasing production, it is worth noting that reducing the amount of food waste in most cases would see to the situation being placed under comtrol, albeit for a bit (Barclay, 2014).
Globally, around 1.3 billion ton of food goes to waste. Food is wasted from initial agricultural production, all the way to the final household consumption. The medium and high income countries are the leaders in the food wasting melee. Food is thrown away despite being still suitable for human consumption. Low income countries have food wasted in the early period of production and less in the household. Low income countries waste less food on the consumption phase, which makes the developed and middle income countries the major focus (Braclay, 2014).
Food Wastage in Southeast Asia
The Southeast of Asia is estimated to be wasting about 33% of their food on a yearly basis. Along the food…...

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