Egyptians spend L.E.200 billion on food annually, it much of that food ends in the dump.
Besides the global hunger crisis, what some people might not know is that food waste is one of the biggest environmental issues that have a major negative impact on our planet.
The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has roiled commodity markets and posed threat to global food security, the IDSC added.
A study prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) showed that about 50 percent of vegetables and fruits, 40 percent of fish, 30 percent of milk and wheat are wasted annually in Egypt.
The MP underscored that such quantity is huge, given the percentage of poverty in the country, and the fact that Egypt suffers from water poverty.
“The global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of ‘primary product equivalents.’ Total food wastage for the edible part of this amounts to 1.3 billion tons,” FAO data says.