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enexp150 Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems
A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
June 2014

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wri-report-reporti Creating a Sustainable Food Future
A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050

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Bush Telegraph
We all need food, water and shelter. Without them we will not survive. With over 7 billion people in the world today, we have become too dependent on the global food system.

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wrapreportzi Household Food and Drink Waste in the United Kingdom 2012
This report provides estimates of the amount of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2012.

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Quantaz Quanta Natura Sprechiamo
Le Presioni ambientali delgi sprechi alimentari in Italia

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healthy-pple-reportz Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems - Sustainable food systems for Food Security and Nutrition
World Food Day - 16 October 2013


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1stAfricaz 1st Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference 2013

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1stAfrica1stAfricaz 1st Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference 2013

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foodwastereport0i Food Wastage Footprint - Impacts on Natural Resources (Summary Report)
FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted.
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foodwastetoolkiti Toolkit - Reducing the Food Wastage Footprint
One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted from farm to fork, according to estimates calculated by FAO (2011). This wastage not only has an enormous negative impact on the global economy and food availability, it also has major environmental impacts. The direct economic cost of food wastage of agricultural products (excluding fish and seafood), based on producer prices only, is about 750 billion USD, equivalent to the GDP of Switzerland.
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BulletinAfrica Africa Food Security Conference Bulletin
The First Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference: Harnessing Ecosystem-based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa was held from 20-21 August 2013 at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), other UN agencies, governments and other stakeholders, the conference explored ecosystem-based approaches to enhance food security, ecosystem productivity and climate change adaptation in Africa
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Food Price Spikes and Social Unrest in Africa
Observed food riots throughout much of Africa and the Middle East in the wake of spikes in international food commodity prices have fueled a renewed academic and popular interest in the connection between food prices and social unrest, including widespread speculation and debate about the role of food prices in the Arab Spring.1 Dramatic weather events, diversion of crops for fuel production, and continuing volatility in international grain markets have led many to postulate that food riots will become more frequent, pervasive, and disruptive in the future.
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Global Food Losses and Food Waste
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. The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. This inevitably also means that huge amounts of the resources used in food production are used in vain, and that the greenhouse gas emissions caused by production of food that gets lost or wasted are also emissions in vain.
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Greening the Economy with Agriculture
End hunger and make the transition to sustainable agricultural and food systems

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), through Resolution 64/236 of 24 December 2009, decided to organize the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3 to 6 June 2012 (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20). The two main stated themes decided by the UNGA for UNCSD are: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The preparatory process foresees three sessions of the preparatory Committee and three inter-sessional meetings.
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TOWARDS THE FUTURE WE WANT
End hunger and make the transition to sustainable agricultural and food systems

As stated in the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and the 1992 Earth Summit, human beings are at the centre of sustainable development. However, even today, over 900 million people still suffer from hunger. Poor populations worldwide, especially in rural areas, are among those most vulnerable to the food, climate, financial, economic, social and energy crises and threats the world faces today.
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Price volatility and food security
A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
July 2011

The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) underwent a reform in 2009 in order to make the international governance of food security and nutrition more effective through improved coordination, policy coherence, and support and advice to countries and regions.The reformed CFS set up a High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), for getting credible scientific and knowledge-based advice to underpin policy formulation, thereby creating an interface between knowledge and public policy. The HLPE is directed by a Steering Committee, appointed in July 2010, which I have the privilege to Chair. The work of the HLPE supports the policy agenda of CFS: this makes its reports demand driven. It serves also to raise awareness on emerging issues.
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The Critical Role of Global Food Consumption Patterns in Achieving Sustainable Food Systems and Food for All
A UNEP Discussion Paper

If current population and consumption trends continue, humanity will need the equivalent of two Earths to support it by 2030 (Global Footprint Network, 2012). These consumption trends are of particular concern when related to food. The most vital of all sectors and yet the most resource intensive, a global discussion has begun in recognition of the need to address the unsustainable trajectory of the global food system. What has not yet been included in these discussions, however, is the need to go to the roots of the challenge: the increasingly resource-intensive consumption patterns that largely dictate the shape of our global food production system.
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Consumer Attitudes to Food Waste and Food Packaging Report
Approximately 60% of household food waste arises from products ‘not used in time’, mainly perishable or short shelf-life products, with a value of around £6.7 billion. Although much research has been carried out separately on food waste, and food packaging, this new integrated research has added significantly to our understanding, and our ability to help develop and deliver solutions to help consumers.
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European Commission (DG ENV)PREPARATORY STUDY ON FOOD WASTE ACROSS EU
Although it constitutes a large proportion of bio-waste, no overall view of the situation of food waste in the European Union had been available. More information on the issue was necessary to determine the scale of the problem and to identify appropriate measures that could be taken. This study aims at providing this information to the European Commission.
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Agriculture’s Response to Global Food Crisis
Planning experts and economists have warned that the world is about to be confronted with a global food crisis unlike anything it has encountered before. Unbridled population increase combined with longer life expectancies, land conversion, biofuel production and a shrinking agriculture sector exacerbated by rising oil prices and climate change may lead to food shortages and spiraling food prices at a global scale.
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Avoiding Future Famines - Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Security through Sustainable Food Systems
This report – Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems -is a unique collaboration of 12 leading scientists and experts involved in world food systems. The report addresses an important aspect of the food security discourse: the ecological foundation of food security.
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FAO- Food Wastage Factsheet & Practical Tips
DID YOU KNOW? Today, there are 900 million hungry people worldwide and one billion people overfed. Under the current production and consumption trends, global food production will need to increase by 60 percent by 2050.
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US Food Waste Facts
40% of food Americans have available to them goes uneaten. This equates to $165.6 billion in food is waste each year.
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NRDC (National Resource Defense Council) Report- Wasted: How America is losing Up to 40% of It’s Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill
Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.
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NRDC Report-Your Scraps Add Up: reducing food waste can save money and resources
Feeding the U.S. population requires an enormous amount of land and resources. Yet, 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes to waste. When the resources to grow that food are considered, this amounts to approximately 25 percent of all freshwater, 4 percent of the oil we consume, and more than $165 billion dollars all dedicated to producing food that never gets eaten.
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NRDC Report-Crop Shrink: Drivers of Fruit and Vegetable Loss at Production
As detailed in a previous Natural resources Defense Council (NRDC) Issue Paper, approximately 40 percent of the U.S. food supply is never eaten. This is a missed opportunity to provide more food to those who need it as well as a massive waste of the resources required to produce that food.
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On The Future of Food: Speech by HRH Prince Charles
On May 4, 2011, HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, gave the keynote speech at the Future of Food conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Rodale’s special commemorative edition of that speech has been enhanced with an all-new foreword by Wendell Berry and afterword by Will Allen and Eric.
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