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Zoila Menacho P. ; Fabio Pachón-Ariza ;Agronomía Colombiana 2014, 32 2

Author: Natalia Martínez Z.

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Agronomía Colombiana ISSN: 0120-9965 agrocolfabog@gmail.com Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Martínez Z., Natalia; Menacho P., Zoila; Pachón-Ariza, Fabio Food loss in a hungry world, a problem? Agronomía Colombiana, vol.
32, núm.
2, 2014, pp.
283-293 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=180332010016 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Food loss in a hungry world, a problem? Desperdiciando comida en un mundo hambriento, ¿un problema? Natalia Martínez Z.1, Zoila Menacho P.1, and Fabio Pachón-Ariza2 ABSTRACT RESUMEN Mainly in developing countries, food loss and waste is a problem that is difficult to measure.
Investigations have been conducted in industrialized countries; however, consistent evidence of how much is really being depleted is limited.
The accessible data give the illusion of evidence, but are supported by very restricted facts.
In recent years, food waste and loss have gained importance because more than 35% of food is wasted.
Nevertheless, with this percentage of food, most of the 800 million people that go hungry every day in the world could be fed.
This reflection paper aims to describe the different approaches and meanings of food waste, food loss and food wastage.
Similarly, this article identifies the phases of the food supply chain where food is being lost and wasted.
Based on the available data, developed and developing countries are compared.
It was concluded that, in developed countries, the most important losses are in the consumption phase; in developing countries, the losses take place in the growing and harvesting phase.
Changing consumption habits as well as the improvement of cropping and harvesting proces...





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