Five Minute Food Facts – Food Waste


Amanda Hayes


Did you know that one third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted? That is 1.3 billion tonnes of food costing the global economy around $940 billion every year. This is crazy, right? Especially when 11% of the global population does not have enough to eat.

Today I’ll chat about food waste, what the major causes of it are and what is being done about it. There is some innovative and effective action in this space, especially from charities like OzHarvest. I’ll also talk about what each of us can do to reduce food waste in our own households. If you have any tips, please share them with me at

Link to Ronni Kahn’s 2018 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture:

Link to OzHarvest’s website:

Link to information about food rescue charities:

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