At the global level, about one third or 1.3 billion tons of food produced for human consumption are lost or wasted annually. According to the recently concluded EU-funded project FUSIONS, which had as an objective a more resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste, this translates into approximately 88 million tons of food waste per year in Europe alone, with associated costs of EUR 143 billion. Crucially, in industrialized countries, over 40% of food waste occurs at retail and consumer level.
Illustration Photo: Jumbo Chicken Tenders also called Chicken Fingers or Chicken Strips, these awesome pieces of chicken breast are the juiciest white meat. (credits: Artizone / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))