Food Waste

Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. As of 2011, 1.3 billion tons of food, about one third of the global food production, are lost or wasted annually. Loss and wastage occurs on all steps in the food supply chain. In low-income countries, most loss occurs during production, while in developed countries much food – about 100 kilograms (220 lb) per person and year – is wasted at the consumption stage.

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Food Waste In The United Kingdom - Response - Prevention
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Food Waste In The United Kingdom - Response - Disposal
... Food waste remains primarily disposed to landfill (54 per cent of total municipal waste was disposed of in this way in 2007/8), although year-on-year the amount being sent to landfill is decreasing ... by microorganisms, is among the most simple ways of treating food waste and thereby preventing it being sent to landfill ... Most components of food waste are putrescibles and will be broken down in a compost, however some exceptions will not (e.g ...
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... international environmental Sophie Prize and the "Observer Food Monthly Outstanding Contribution Award" for his ongoing campaign to solve the global food waste scandal ... His second book Waste Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009 W.W ... and won the IACP Cookbook Award for Literary Food Writing ...
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... On May 6, 2010 Allied Waste, a Republic Services company dedicated an upgrade to its Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC) that will serve as the state’s first food composting facility ... This is Oregon’s first facility permitted to accept all food waste including meat, bread and vegetable products ... Quality (DEQ) found that almost 15 percent of the material landfilled in Oregon is food waste ...
Food Waste - Response - Disposal
... Like other waste, food waste can be dumped, but it can also be fed to animals, or it can be biodegraded by composting or anaerobic digestion, and reused to enrich soil ... Dumping food waste in a landfill causes odour as it decomposes, attracts flies and vermin, and has the potential to add biological oxygen demand (BOD) to the leachate ... The EU Landfill Directive and Waste Regulations, like regulations in other countries, enjoin diverting organic wastes away from landfill disposal for these reasons ...

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