UN highlights food waste in Kenya

The United Nations says about a third of all the food produced around the world is needlessly wasted.

    About half of everything grown in Kenya is exported, but almost a third of that is thrown out, not because it is rotten, but for aesthetic reasons.

    The UN believes this to be outrageous, and to make the point, it organised a banquet using only produce that would otherwise be tossed away or fed to animals.

    The UN Environment Programme believes there needs to be a revolution in the way food is handled from the farm to the fork. This is the beginning.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.