Climate-killing food waste addressed at UN talks
20 November 2022 | 1:32 pm
A third of the food we produce is wasted, emitting as much as 10% of global greenhouse gases. Failed targets to reduce food waste — especially in rich nations — need to be urgently updated at COP27, says UN.
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