EU official: 88 mn tonnes of food wasted in Europe yearly

BRUSSELS, In Europe 88 million tonnes of food amounting to 143 billion euro (USD 165 billion) are wasted every year, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said Tuesday in a statement to mark World Food Day.

In a world where over 800 million people go hungry this “is unacceptable,” he stressed.

“Food waste is an unethical misuse of valuable natural and economic resources. I have made the fight against food waste one of my priorities,” he said.

“If we don’t act now, we will never reach our goal of zero hunger. So today’s World Food Day is a call for action,” added the EU official.

Source: Kuwait News Agency