Throwing food away sends world’s scarce water gushing down the plughole

Outlet: The Guardian

March 22, 2011

As consumers throw millions of tonnes of uneaten food into the bin each year, few give a thought to the hidden cost of such waste – the water that it took to grow the food. But new research shows that we throw away, on average, twice as much water per year in the form of uneaten food as we use for washing and drinking…

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