Buying 'funny fruit' will help feed the world: UN
PARIS (AFP) - Make a shopping list and buy "funny fruit," it will cut food waste and help "shape a sustainable future", the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organzation said on Tuesday.
The UNEP, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and partners unveiled a campaign dubbed "Think-Eat-Save Reduce Your Foodprint" to change global practices that result in the loss of 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year.
The programme is aimed primarily at consumers, food retailers and the hotel and restaurant industry, and is based on three recommended actions, think, eat, and save.
"In a world of seven billion people, set to grow to nine billion by 2050, wasting food makes no sense - economically, environmentally and ethically," a statement quoted UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner as saying.