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Half of the World's Food Is Thrown Away

•, By Dr. Mercola
A report about food waste has Britain's largest supermarkets on the defense. The report suggests that up to half of the world's food is thrown away, and many supermarkets play a significant role with poor storage, strict sell-by dates, and bulk offers.

The report entitled "Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not,"1 published in 2013 by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME), found that more than two billion tons of food is wasted annually.

The study claims that up to 30 percent of perfectly good vegetables are not harvested simply because they aren't pretty. Thirty to 50 percent of the four billion tons of food produced around the world each year never reaches a human mouth.

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