News from the Earth — food loss

Honeybee and other insect pollinator populations have fallen

Over the past few years honeybee and other insect pollinator populations have fallen. According to the FAO, 71 out of 100 of the most important crops reproduce thanks to pollination. Over 80% of the crops that feed the human population depend on the free labor honeybees offer us. But we can help!

Food waste in absolute values and per capita in the world.

More than 550 million tons for households. Almost 250 million for the catering industry. Food waste around the world reaches almost a billion tonnes each year. On average, in each household of the planet, 74 kilograms of food of all kinds are thrown away every year.

International Polar Bear Day 2021

By helping protect the polar bear, we’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy, for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic. The Arctic provides fish for millions of people.

End plastic pollution: You can help!

Plastic pollution is the ocean's new cancer, but the good news is that we can all help clean up the planet!

FAO declared 2021 the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables.

The aim is to raise public awareness of the health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption, promote healthy diet and lifestyle, reduce food waste and food losses, improving food production by making it more sustainable through innovation and technology in line with UN development objectives.