Tackling South Africa’s food waste problem

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According to the WWF  about a third of our food in South Africa ends up at the dump. Can we really afford that fact in a country gripped by drought and hunger? The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa is spearheading a network to reduce food waste and is appealing to stakeholders to participate in an upcoming dialogue.

About 90% of waste in South Africa is disposed of to landfills, where the food-waste component leads to the production of methane gas and carbon dioxide. Successfully cutting food loss and waste is a chance to turn around severe food insecurity felt by significant portions of the population.

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