Nearly one-fifth of rice, wheat and other grain in China is lost or wasted “from farm to fork”, with consumers accounting for the largest portion of waste, according to a report. While China is burdened with 21 percent of the world’s population to feed, the country contains only 6 percent of the world’s total water resources and about 9 percent of its arable land, according to the report, “Food Losses and Waste in China and Their Implication for Water and Land,” published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology…Full-text article: China Daily Sep 2013

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  • According to the report, it is estimated that 20-30% of fruits and vegetables, 5-15% of eggs, and 3-15% of meat production is wasted every year in China

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