Food wastage

Every year 50 kg of food is wasted in India

Every year millions of tonnes of food are wasted in the country, 50 kg/person kg food is wasted in India. The report released by the United Nations has revealed shocking figures about food wastage. See this report.

Mar 05, 2021, 14:10 PM IST

Want to avoid food wastage? Eat at home, suggests study

The new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first of its kind to follow adult eaters through their normal day-to-day eating patterns.

Feb 15, 2018, 19:06 PM IST

Despite deaths due to hunger, half of India's fruits and vegetables go to waste: Study

The study estimated that the cold chain market in India valued at $167.24 billion in 2016 was projected to reach $234.49 billion by 2020. 

Oct 24, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans' dietary needs," said lead author Marie Spiker, from the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

May 15, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Tackling food wastage: Govt wants restaurants to specify portion size of meals

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Apr 12, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

Wasting food is akin to being 'carbon criminal': Anil Madhav Dave

Wasting food is akin to being a "carbon criminal", Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said on Monday while calling for making a lifestyle of minimum carbon footprint a movement of the future.

Nov 15, 2016, 01:21 AM IST

Novel 3D imaging may help curb food wastage

The method called Ptychographic X-ray computed tomography may help gain detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems, researchers said.

Mar 31, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

All India Badtameez - Stand up against wrong

Watch All India Badtameez's social experiments and short films.

Aug 01, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Rajasthan's social organisation Ann-kshetra provides meal for poor

Rajasthan's social organisation Ann-kshetra provides food for the poor and needy.

Jun 14, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

'G-20 should take initiatives to reduce food wastage'

 India on Friday said G-20 nations need put in place a mechanism to reduce food wastage and losses while keeping in view the needs of developing countries, besides taking initiatives to improve farm production.

May 08, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

Food inflation can be curbed by halting wastage: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

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.

Sep 26, 2014, 01:33 AM IST

New app to help curb food wastage, hunger

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.

May 27, 2014, 17:17 PM IST

Bigger bowls prompt kids to want more, waste more

Kids who are given larger bowls will ask for more cereal than when they`re given smaller bowls, and will more than likely overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.

Nov 28, 2013, 13:10 PM IST

Harvard study finds food expiration labels are misleading

Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe "sell-by" and "best-before" dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.

Sep 19, 2013, 08:44 AM IST

A third of food is wasted; harming climate, biodiversity: FAO

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.

Sep 11, 2013, 19:26 PM IST

UN food agency officials call for hunger elimination by 2025

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.

Jun 01, 2013, 14:24 PM IST

Food crisis: A disaster in waiting?

With the world`s population expected to grow from around seven billion today to more than nine billion in 2050 – an increase of nearly one-third – there will certainly be a lot more stomachs to fill.

May 29, 2013, 13:41 PM IST

Growing menace of crop wastage in India!

India wastes a quantity of wheat equivalent to the entire production of Australia every year.

May 01, 2013, 11:24 AM IST

A digital device to reduce food wastage

Researchers have invented a circuit that makes testing of food products possible through a plastic analog-digital converter.

Feb 28, 2013, 16:37 PM IST