In a country where 37% of the population suffers from food insecurity and 40% of children under the age of 5 are not able to grow properly, is it, not an infidel blessing to waste 4 billion dollars of food there every year? This country is none other than our own Pakistan, where there are no adequate facilities to preserve the commodities and fruits, and excess food is produced and wasted.
Pakistan is 99th place on the list of 121 impoverished countries of the world, however, a terrible revelation of 4 billion dollars of food waste has been revealed here.
The Ministry of National Food Security and Research also explained the reasons in the eye-catching report. It states that Pakistani people waste 19.6 million tons of food annually, which is about 26 percent of the country’s production.
According to the report, due to the lack of facilities to preserve the produce and fruits, the shopkeepers and consumers throw away the food items after their use-by date is over. In addition, making excess food at homes and food centers is also a habit of Pakistanis. is a major cause of food wastage.
According to the report, an average Pakistani household spends 50.8% of its monthly income on food.