How much is wasted

40 % of all cereals grown on Earth is fed to farm animals

40 % of all cereals grown on Earth is fed to farm animals

This way of food production is wasteful, as the amount of consumable raw materials decreases. On top of that, the animals devour a great amount of soy. To grow it, the rain forests are cut down.

Farmers are forced to produce much more then they are able to sell, in order to fulfill their contractual commitments to their clients.

Farmers are forced to produce much more then they are able to sell, in order to fulfill their contractual commitments to their clients.

The farmers are be penalized for not fulfilling their contracts, regardless of the adverse weather. As a precaution, the farmers plant approximately 140 % of the contracted volume for growing the salads, carrots or radish.

About a half of all caught fish is thrown back to the sea, dead.

About a half of all caught fish is thrown back to the sea, dead.

Many of the wasted kinds are edible, but theyre not considered desirable. Bad fishing policy is, also to blame. In Europe, every state has a stipulation as to how much fish of a certain kind it is possible to fish. If the quota is exceeded, the excessive amount is thrown back to the sea.

For every kilogram of fish, there is 16 kilograms of other animals killed in vain.

For every kilogram of fish, there is 16 kilograms of other animals killed in vain.

During bottom trawling, average 1 kilogram of fish is pulled out at the expense of 16 kilograms of other sea animals dying.

15 500 liters of water is needed for a production of 1 kg of beef meat.

15 500 liters of water is needed for a production of 1 kg of beef meat.

Most of that water (15 500 liters) is needed to produce one kilogram of beef. The most water consuming commodity is chocolate. To produce 1 kilogram of chocolate, 24 000 liters of water is needed.

Eighty percent of Britons confuse the terms „minimum shelf life“ and „expiry date“.

Eighty percent of Britons confuse the terms „minimum shelf life“ and „expiry date“.

After the „minimum shelf life“, the goods is usually still compliant and does not need to be wasted. The term „expiry date“, however, means that after the date, the food may pose a health hazard. The confusement of Czech consumers in this matter is not known – similar research has not been done yet.

An average British household wastes an equivalent of 17 000 CZK per year.

An average British household wastes an equivalent of 17 000 CZK per year.

This amount climbs up to 25 000 CZK if there are children in the family. Together with food, we also waste money, that cannot be spent more meaningfully.

People who live alone  throw away almost a half more than the others.

People who live alone throw away almost a half more than the others.

People, who live in households with more members are usually more considerate of their food. Singles often buy more then they are able to consume.

One third of all food produced in the world is thrown away or devaluated.

One third of all food produced in the world is thrown away or devaluated.

If this food were saved, it would feed app. 3 billion people. In Europe, every person wastes in average 96kg – 115kg per year.

The market value of food, which is thrown away every year matches the GDP of Switzerland.

The market value of food, which is thrown away every year matches the GDP of Switzerland.

In this calculation, the soil, water and biodiversity losses are not counted. Also, that doesn’t cover the negative impact on climate changes.

Over 40 % of all wasted food in the European Union is devaluated on the household level.

Over 40 % of all wasted food in the European Union is devaluated on the household level.

Every one of us can reduce food waste, as undoubtedly the most of it is created in our own kitchens. Check our recipes as an inspiration for waste prevention.

Food production is one of the biggest sources of CO2 emissions in the world.

Food production is one of the biggest sources of CO2 emissions in the world.

The agricultural sector is believed to produce up to 14 % of the total world emissions. Including the indirect impacts as deforestation, the amount increases up to 30 %.