- Created: Friday, 17 August 2018 13:25
- Written by Brian Henry
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted or lost every year. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), this amounts to approximately 1.3 billion tons. And yet, in 2014-2016, around 795 million people around the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment. States have tried to stem the flow of waste through regulation and charities have launched food redistribution schemes to help people living in poverty. But their efforts are mostly in vain. This criminal absurdity flows from the anarchic production inherent to the capitalist mode of production. BRIAN HENRY reports.