Strengthening of backward and forward linkages will help in controlling the food wastage, which is estimated at over Rs 40,000 crore, and also aid in curbing inflation, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.
An Indian-origin innovator and his colleagues have developed a new app that can help curb food wastage and hunger by connecting hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.
About a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it, says a new FAO report.
Officials of the United Nations food agencies called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the center of the international agenda for African development, and hunger to be eliminated by 2025.
Concerned over the large amount
of food being wasted at marriages, parties and social
gatherings, the Food Ministry has written to the HRD Ministry
as well state education ministers to include food wastage as a
subject at school.
Irked by huge food wastage at social gatherings, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas on Thursday said that the government should take a lead and set an example to cut food wastage at its own functions.