This research is a world first and shows we need to radically change how we value food
Nearly 60% of food produced for Canadians – or 35.5 million tonnes – is lost and wasted annually.*
32% or 11.2 million tonnes of that food is edible and could be redirected to support people in our communities.
The total financial value of this potentially rescuable lost and wasted food is a staggering $49.46 billion.
These unprecedented findings are the result of a year-long research project undertaken by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, a leading public and industry voice in food waste.
Forbes - Three key reports in the last week all call for less wasted food
The Globe and Mail - Vast majority of Canadian food waste takes place within the food industry - and not at the household level, study finds
National Post - Flush the Milk: Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada is wasted
This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.
* This number includes imports