Bibliografía sobre la lucha contra el desperdicio alimentario (FAO)


Parece que por fin estamos tomando un poco de conciencia sobre el problema que supone el desperdicio de alimentos a nivel mundial. La situación es compleja y la cadena de valor muy larga, por lo que la solución depende de medidas de todos y cada uno de los agentes que participan en la cadena, desde el agricultor hasta el consumidor pasando por distribuidores y fabricantes.

Para ilustrar dicha complejidad adjuntamos un gráfico procedente del interesante informe Global food losses and food waste – FAO


Como se puede apreciar, los consumidores tenemos mucho que decir para solventar la situación, especialmente en Europa y Norte América más Oceanía.

apertureMARK es una herramienta que ayuda a los consumidores a controlar el desperdicio de alimentos mediante el marcado de la fecha de apertura de los productos perecederos.


ejemplo aperturemark 2

Invitamos a leer el informe, meditar sobre la situación y aportar todos nuestro grano de arena.

Descargar informe:

Global Food losses inform

Bibliografía sobre el desperdicio alimentario procedente del informe de la FAO

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