UN: One-third of food worldwide gets wasted

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UN: One-third of food worldwide gets wasted

FILE - This June 5, 2013 file photo shows discarded rotis, or Indian bread, along the river bank as an Indian man cleans clothes in the polluted Sabarmati River in Ahmadabad, India. In a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report released Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 by the Rome-based food agency, one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to an annual loss of $750 billion ($995 billion). The report said food waste hurts the environment by causing unnecessary carbon emissions, extra water consumption and the reduction of biodiversity as farming takes over more land. The most serious areas of waste are of cereals in Asia and meat in wealthy regions and Latin America. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, file)

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