or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. About one third of global food production ( around 30 to 40%), is lost or wasted annually. Loss and wastage occurs on all steps in the food supply chain. In low-income countries most loss occurs during production, post-harvest and processing level, while in developed countries much food is wasted at the consumption stage, at retail and consumer levels.
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