New Protocol Will Take a Bite Out of Global Food Loss and Waste

Companies and countries can identify cost-effective ways for saving valuable food

Brian Lipinski y Craig Hanson

World Resources Institute


Earlier this year, WRI analysis found that one in four food calories produced go uneaten. Yesterday a group of experts took the first step toward helping to curb this massive amount of food loss and waste.

At the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, WRI announced the launch of a process to develop a global standard for measuring food loss and waste. This standard, known as the “Global Food Loss and Waste Protocol,” will enable countries and companies to measure and monitor the food loss and waste that occur within their boundaries and value chains in a credible, practical, and consistent manner.

The goal is that by measuring their loss and waste in standardized, consistent ways, companies and countries can then identify cost-effective ways for saving this valuable food.

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