Down the Drain: Eating Into Our Future: The Effect of Food Waste on Climate
As much as 50% of all food produced in the world ends up as waste every year according to figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. That fact alone is shocking, but experts say that is not the only thing that is literally thrown down the drain. Water is wasted during food production: Of the 3.8tn cubic metres of water used by humans annually, 70% is being consumed by the global agriculture sector. The article shows tables that break down how much water is used to produce the most common food.