Infographic: Outlining the World's Food Waste

April 18, 2013

Forty percent of food grown or raised in the U.S. is wasted, a number that causes a lot of money and resources to end up in landfills. Learn Path wanted to educate the world on just how all this food waste affects us, so they created the below infographic

All of that wasted food results in $250 billion lost every year. 300 million barrels of oil are used every year for the sole purpose of producing food that will go to waste. Unfortunately, much of this waste comes from the food service industry. 4 to 10% of restaurant food ends up being thrown out before even being put on plates. 

Learn more about food waste in the infographic below. 

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