July 02, 2011

Japanese customers adapt to "doggy bags" to reduce food waste

“the amount of food waste in Japan every year equals the amount of global food aid. It's nonsense." In fact, he said, the food aid supplied annually to 50 million people in developing countries worldwide amounts to just 7.4 million tons.”

Source: Can doggy bags save the world?
In Japan every year, leftovers are roughly the same as the world's annual total of food aid. And then there's the waste-disposal crisis . . .
The Japan Times: Sunday, March 21, 2010

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