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The DN of the Debate. Food wastage must be halved in the next ten years

Every year, the preliminary of the 1.3 million tons of food waste in Sweden. This corresponds to an average of 133 pounds per person per night. It is not possib

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The DN of the Debate. Food wastage must be halved in the next ten years

Every year, the preliminary of the 1.3 million tons of food waste in Sweden. This corresponds to an average of 133 pounds per person per night. It is not possible that the waste of resources continues. The 12th of march, therefore, a national agreement between stakeholders in the food supply chain and of the relevant authorities, with a view to reducing the amount of food in the community. The initiative is to contribute to the development of sustainability goals – to reduce global food wastage and reducing losses throughout the value chain by 2030.

Production and consumption of food has a major impact on the climate, and the environment. As much as 20 to 25 per cent of the country's total carbon footprint comes from the livsmedelshanteringen. The sector is also one of the most water-intensive and is the cause of around one-half of the eutrophication of the baltic sea. Therefore, it is a huge waste to throw the food should not be eaten. Much of the food wastage occurs at the boundary between the different links in the food chain, as well as in the households, and are difficult to access for a single operator.

all along the food supply chain, from the farm to the table, as well, in the fight against the waste of resources. We've all been working individually, with good results, but for now, it's time for the next step. Therefore, we are starting an american agreement, in which we, together with the relevant government agencies and ministries, shall take action to reduce the losses and to theft of the entire supply chain. In the agreement, gather together the operators in the country, from generation to trading, and, in this way, we can reduce the food wastage from all sources. Working together, we can be so much more than it was for him. As the parties to the agreement committed themselves to the following:

In accordance with the united nations sustainability goals of article 12 (3) of halving food wastage, and to reduce the losses the entire chain of production through 2030.

• Measure and report on our own losses and food waste. In order to identify where it is occurring and be able to put into action.

• to Participate in the forum. This provides an opportunity to work closely with other stakeholders in the industry, and relevant government agencies and departments. Related working groups will be to carry out a more targeted and cross-sectoral projects that aim to reduce food wastage.

• Communication and dissemination of knowledge about the subject.

To each of the cable heads, you can expect to get a return of 14 times the value of the investment in the svinnminskade of the action

to achieve the UN's global sustainability goals, article 12 (3) to promote sustainable consumption and production, and that is why we are launching it right on the 12/3. On the 21st of February, as well the environmental protection agency, a proposal to the Swedish milestone related to the loss, spoilage and waste in the food supply chain.

" Through this agreement we will from the word, and commitment to action and results. It can, of course, we don't have to be alone to do that. It is assumed, therefore, that the government will continue to give priority to the issue of the same rank as we are, this is a job that needs to be done by everyone, including the authorities and policy-makers.

food wastage is a social problem and should be treated as such. It's going to require the resources in order to bring about the necessary shift towards a more resource-efficient food supply chain. To provide the authorities with a continuing mandate, and more resources are a good place to start, but it's going to need to do more. At least we will be able to access the food wastage at the consumer, where there is a liability, but a limited ability to affect each. Furthermore, we stress the importance of that from the government's side.

Assume that the proposal for the milestone, which was delivered by the Swedish environmental protection agency.

• Working in the EU continued to give priority to the issue.

• Work pro-actively to support the activities that are carried out vis-à-vis consumers.

other businesses along the food supply chain, to adhere to the agreement, and to be more proactive in order to reduce food wastage both within their own operations and a part of the food chain. A number of european countries have already adopted similar agreements with the best results.

In both the united kingdom and Norway, the food waste has decreased significantly since the introduction of the related agreements. There is also a financial incentive for working to reduce food wastage. For every dollar invested now, you can expect to get a return of 14 times the value of the investment. It's going to require a lot of work that is involved, but it is we, the community, and the environment, will receive many times over.
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