A lot of food is wasted around the world, and the United Nations says it needs better data to determine just how much.
Citing the environmental impact of food production, the U.N. says understanding the scope of food waste is crucial.
Despite the lack of data, the U.N. estimates in its report that 17%, or 931 million tons, of the food produced around the world went to waste in 2019.
“Improved measurement can lead to improved management,” Brian Roe, a food waste researcher at The Ohio State University who was not involved in the report, told the Associated Press.
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