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Latin America: Behaviour of wholesalers, retailers and food sales services blamed for high levels of food waste in the region

“Latin America represents 20% of wasted food on the planet”, 31st October 2019

…This area of the planet is home to 9% of the total population of the earth and in it, entire communities go to bed without food, while in other places food is lost or wasted.

According to the agency, on the planet, 815 million people suffer from malnutrition and every day 25 thousand people die of hunger and they ensure that the problem is not food shortages, but the lousy distribution of them. Statistics vary according to regions or countries around the world. One of the most unfortunate figures comes from Yemen, where every 10 minutes a child dies from hunger…

But to all these figures are added the estimates that FAO makes regarding the amount of food lost or wasted around the world. The United Nations agency says that between a third and a quarter of the food produced on the planet becomes waste and that amount would reach to feed an approximate number of 2,000 million human beings a year.

The concept of 'food loss' refers to the phases of production, post-harvest, storage, and transportation. For its part, 'food waste' is associated with the behavior of wholesalers and retailers, food sales services and consumers…