Widespread issues

Food loss and waste

While 821 million people in the world suffer from malnutrition, one third of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted.

In Mexico, 28 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption are lost or wasted annually throughout the food supply chain. Most of this food waste ends up in rubbish dumps or landfills, where it decomposes and generates greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.

This leads to negative environmental and socio-economic effects, such as inefficient use of natural resources (loss of water, arable land, waste of energy used to generate food, etc.), loss of biodiversity, economic losses and food insecurity. Combating this problem is everyone’s responsibility.

*Adapted from the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy.

Food Recovery Hirearchy

Each level of the hierarchy focuses on different strategies for managing wasted food.

The higher levels of the hierarchy are the best ways to prevent and avoid food waste. They generate the greatest benefits for the environment, society and the economy.

Jerarquía de recuperación de alimentos

Esta jerarquía prioriza las acciones que se deben tomar para prevenir y evitar el desperdicio de alimentos. Cada nivel de la jerarquía se centra en diferentes estrategias de gestión de los alimentos desperdiciados.

Los niveles superiores de la jerarquía, son las mejores formas de prevenir y evitar el desperdicio de alimentos, debido a que generan los mayores beneficios para el medio ambiente, la sociedad y la economía.

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