Experts call for more to be done to tackle food waste [News]
By Valerie Koh, TODAY, 27 Nov 2014
Up to one-third of food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted. In South Asia and South-east Asia, 414 calories from food produced for human consumption end up uneaten per person each day. But even in the face of these glaring World Bank statistics, countries around the region continue to lack the political will to address this, said a former food security researcher at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
Speaking at a dialogue at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development yesterday, Ms Sally Trethewie said there is a lack of a policy framework targeting food loss and waste in the region. â€œPerhaps one clever way to go about it is to make food loss and waste synonymous with food security,â€ she said. â€œFor so long, the focus has always been on food security and producing enough food to feed us.â€