Wasted food, or excess or unwanted food being tossed away, amounts to 222 million tons of refuse a year. It doesn't just apply to home cooks and finicky diners; according to the report, retailers in developed countries are as much to blame for throwing out food simply for its appearance. Then there's the issue of food loss: deficits that occur as a result of inefficient food production and processing, particularly in developing nations. Are you shocked by these numbers?
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