INDIA WASTES 21 MILLION TONNES OF WHEAT EVERY YEAR
India stands out for its glaring lack of infrastructure and food storage facilities, in a new study that says 21 million tonnes of wheat - equivalent to the entire production of Australia - goes waste in the country.
The report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) on global food wastage found that as much as 50% of all food produced around the world never reaches a human mouth.
Overall, wastage rates in vegetables and fruits are even higher than for grains. At least 40% of all fruit and vegetable is lost in India between the grower and consumer due to lack of refrigerated transport, poor roads, inclement weather and corruption.....
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