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Official data: Saudi wastes $13.3bn of food each year


Saudis waste nearly 250 kilogrammes of food per year

Saudi Arabia wastes virtually 50 billion riyals ($Thirteen.Three billion) of meals per 12 months, new information has published.

Alriyadh newspaper the day gone by stated the Saudi Minister of Agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, announcing Saudis waste a magnificent Forty Nine.833 billion riyals of food per 12 months, an identical to 30 per cent of the local agricultural output and meals imports.

Al-Fadhli explained that “Saudis waste virtually 250 kilogrammes of food per year, the best on this planet.”

He introduced a record right through a workshop in Riyadh which defined that there are 795 million hungry people around the world, noting that saving “only 1 / 4 of the meals wasted yearly can provide meals for 870 million individuals, and assist eradicate
hunger on this planet.”

He wired on the wish to enact laws that limit food waste and appealed to the involved authorities to punish people who deliberately waste food.

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