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Today is world food day! Thumbs up for our friends at OzHarvest for all the good work they do. Approximately 8 to 10 billion dollars of food is wasted each year in commercial and residential waste. That’s around four million tonnes of food that ends up as landfill. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes). Australians throw out one out of every five shopping bags, which equates to every Australian household throwing out $1,036 worth of groceries each year. Australia produces enough food to feed approx. 60 million people, yet two million people still rely on food relief every year. Food relief agencies are not able to meet demand.Nearly 90% of agencies reported not having enough food to meet total demand. 6 in 10 agencies require at least 25% more food with almost 3 in 10 agencies requiring double the food. Nearly one million Aussie kids go without breakfast or bed without dinner. Read more:

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