. People waste way more food than thought, UN finds. Here’s how Canada compares. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC – Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout.

It’s a familiar routine for many — and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report says needs to be better measured so that it can be effectively addressed.

The UN report estimates 1.03 billion tons of food, or 17 per cent of the food produced globally each year is wasted. The report found that the average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food a year at home, more than the average American (59 kg) and similar to the amount wasted by the average person in the U.K.

Find out how Canada compares to other developed nations at CBC News.

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