An estimated 25-40% of food grown, processed and transported in India will never be consumed. About 21,000 people die every day of hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. Sadly, it is the children who die most often. India wastes 1.3 million tons of food annually. Every ton of food wasted results in 3.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. 30% of what is harvested from farms never actually reaches the supermarkets. 30-50% of the food that makes it to the supermarket’s shelves is thrown away in the homes of people that purchase it.
A single restaurant in India can produce approximately 10,000 to 35,000 kilograms of food waste in a year. If India wasted 5% less food, it would be enough to feed 4 million people. 2 billion people could be fed for a year with the amount India alone throws away each year. 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the world. Stop Wasting Food. If You Can’t Eat, Don’t Buy!