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Losses in the food chain – from field to household consumption

At the website of GRID-Arendal, Hugo Ahlenius presents a graph which shows the proportion of food energy produced on the fields actually arrives at the consumers: Of 4600 kcal produced only 2000 kcal are actually consumed. The remaining 2600 kcal are lost during harvest, distribution and in particular through the conversion to meat and dairy (1200 kcal).

Losses in the food chain

Losses in the food chain

Presenting responses to the environmental food crisis, a report by the UNEP elaborates more on the role of dietary change.

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