First “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste” set for September 29, 2020

On July 29, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced a “… platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste …” - The platform supports the September 29 first “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste” and is “…a gateway to all FAO food loss and waste resources, including: the largest online collection of data on what food is lost and wasted and where; discussion forum on food loss reduction; examples of successful initiatives; e-learning courses; food loss and waste policy brief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; and tips on what everyone can do to reduce food waste. It also connects to related portals from development partners, serving as a one-stop shop for all food loss and waste knowledge … Food is wasted when it is discarded by consumers or is disposed of in retail owing to its inability to meet stringent quality standards, or quite often due to a misunderstanding of the date marking on the product …” #FoodWaste #FoodPackaging