Eliminate 80 percent of food waste to feed more people using fewer resources on less land.
Nearly 40% of all food that is produced on farms never makes it to our mouths. Losses occur on the way to the store, or through waste by food retailers, restaurants, and consumers. On a per-capita basis, much more food is wasted in the developed world than in developing countries, mostly in homes. In North America, two-thirds of food loss and waste takes place at the consumer stage. Because food is an everyday part of our lives, and losses take place all along the supply chain, each of us has a role to play in ending food waste.