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Why we’ll soon be eating ‘rubbish’

Between 30% and 50% of the world’s food is wasted. As food concerns and interest in ethical living continues to grow, are we becoming more open to eating less-than-perfect ‘ugly fruit’ or dining at a ‘past its sell-by date’ restaurant? But is food waste really good enough to eat?

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Although there are almost one billion malnourished people in the world, nearly 40 million tonnes of food is wasted a year by US households alone. [1] Globally, this number soars upwards of two billion tonnes – that's between 30% and 50% of the entire stock of food that’s produced around the world yearly. [2] With the world's population set to expand by another three billion people by the end of the century, food waste is set to become an even greater primary concern for the contemporary consumer.

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