Knowledge for Development

Food waste along the food chain


Date: 22/02/2015


This OECD paper takes stock of available data on food waste and explores policies related to food waste in OECD countries. The authors, Morvarid Bagherzadeh and colleagues, show patterns in and the scale of food waste throughout the supply chain which so far remain poorly understood, despite growing media coverage and public concerns in recent years. They argue that better understanding of these patterns could contribute to abating interlinked sustainability challenges such as food security, climate change and water shortage.    

(OECD, 21/12/2014)  

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