With extreme poverty raging in African countries and the majority of the world population living in abject poverty without any hope for betterment of the standard od living. Living day to day from hand to mouth.
In that quagmire that surrounds the majority of the world. The developed nations and the US in particular who so love to so boast about bieng the champions of justice and human rights are at the top of the list when it comes to wastage and squandering of resources.
According to The United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP) website United States spends about 1 billion dollars a year just to dispose of food waste.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food leftovers are the single-largest component of the waste stream by weight in the United States. Food waste includes uneaten food and food preparation scraps from residences or households, commercial establishments like restaurants, institutional sources like school cafeterias, and industrial sources like factory lunchrooms. Over 12 percent of the total municipal solid waste generated in American households was food scraps and less than three percent was recovered. The rest was thrown away and disposed in landfills or combusted in incinerators.
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
Every year, consumers in rich countries(majority of the West) waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes)
Those are the sad unfortunate facts of the world that we live in today.