I think most people recognize that western societies are wasteful. But do you realize how wasteful. Half of the food produced ends up as waste. That’s an incredible figure when you consider how many starving people there are in the world.
Almost as bad we are wasting huge amounts of water on what are essentially luxuries chocolate (my personal weakness) being easily the worst offender.
This is a failure of organization as much as anything else.
How much water is needed to produce food and how much do we waste?
As much as 50% of all food produced in the world ends up as waste every year according to figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. But how much water is needed to produce it? • Get the da…