Environmental Degradation resulting from the Food Waste

Environmental Degradation resulting from the Food Waste

Waste composition in developing Asia Countries.
It is estimated that about 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually, about a third of global food production is either wasted or lost, causing an enormous drain on natural resources. Livestock agriculture and waste  is responsible for the emission of 18 % of Green House Gases (GHGs) and nearly 65 % of Nitrous Oxide.

Environmental degradation, global warming, air and water pollution, land degradation and  climate change is finally resulted so. It is much challenging task to overcome this problem.


"Anti-food loss & waste management campaign", is extreme in this case, to mitigate  Climate changing factors; hence to fulfil food Insecurity




Impacts of food and Agricultural waste  on Environment



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently observed World Environment Day-2013 with a theme of Think. Eat. Save. Reduce your foodprint.



The day was mainly targeted to aware the general public about, cutting food waste to conserve resources and fight hunger.





Ashim Sigdel is a Student of Food Science and Technology at Tribhuvan University, Pokhara Bigyan Tathe Prabidhi Campus, he is  an activist working against malpractices in   Agro-Food system in western Nepal.

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