Мотовство до добра не доведет

РИМ. Ежегодно мы тратим впустую (пищевыми отходами) либо теряем 1,3 млрд метрических тонн продовольствия. Это составляет одну треть годового производства продуктов питания в мире. Истинный масштаб этой цифры делает ее практически невозможной для охвата и постижения, независимо от того, как она достигается. Для лучшего понимания попытайтесь представить 143 000 Эйфелевых башен, расположенных одна на другой, или груду из 10 триллионов бананов.

Эта цифра и подавно недоступна для понимания, с учетом того что, наряду с этими гигантскими тратами впустую и потерями, 840 миллионов человек ежедневно испытывают хронический голод. Много миллионов людей страдает от так называемого «тихого голода»: неполноценного питания и недостатка питательных микроэлементов.

Для людей с более развитым экономическим мышлением можно привести еще одну цифру: пищевые отходы и потери, выраженные в ценах производителей, ежегодно оцениваются приблизительно в 750 млрд долларов США. Если бы мы рассматривали розничные цены, а также более разнообразное воздействие на окружающую среду, в том числе климатическое изменение, данная цифра была бы намного больше.

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