How much water is needed to produce food and how much do we waste?

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jan 10 2013, 13:21:00

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. But how much water is needed to produce it?

Get the data

More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian

As much as 2bn tonnes of food are wasted every year - equivalent to 50% of all food produced - according to a report published today by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME)

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Zimbabwe:   #Bob93 - Eight Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Robert Mugabe (news)
News24Wire
25 February 2017

Heard of the president who always made sure to buy his little daughter uniforms from Marks and Spencer each time he made a trip to London? Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe's controversial policies ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Govt Recalls Sacked Two Aviation Directors (news)
Premium Times
25 February 2017

The Federal Government has recalled two out of the nine directors who were sacked from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Friday. The duo are Adamu Abdullahi, Director of Consumer ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Explosive Kills Soldier, Two Others in Niger State (news)
Premium Times
25 February 2017

A hand-held grenade exploded on Saturday at Bari village, Bangi Local Government Area of Niger, killing a soldier and two villagers. According to Bala Elkalla, spokesman of the Niger State Police ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!