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September 13, 2013
Almost 20 percent of grain in China lost or wasted from field to fork
Iowa City IA (SPX) Sep 13, 2013
A comprehensive new review of food waste in the People's Republic of China has concluded that about 19 of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country go to waste, with related losses of water for irrigation and farmland productivity. The report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science and Technology. Junguo Liu and colleagues point out that food waste is a global problem with an estimated one-third to one-half of food produced worldwide being lost or wasted from farm to fork. Esti ... read more
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