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Food Waste in Japan: How Eco-towns and Recycling Loops are Encouraging Self-Sufficiency

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In 2010, Japan discarded approximately 18 million tonnes of food annually—five to eight million tonnes of that food was considered edible when it was discarded.

This amount was virtually equivalent to the amount of the country’s annual rice production (8.39 million tonnes). Three to four million tonnes came from the food industry and another two to four million from individual households; this is comparable to the total amount of food aid distributed worldwide (about four million tonnes).

http://foodtank.com/news/2013/11/food-waste-in-japan-how-eco-towns-and-recycling-loops-are-encouraging-self

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