Choices and Habits-Reducing Food Waste in Singapore

According to the World Food Programme, (WFP), 108 Million People in the World face severe food insecurity. And yet, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that one-third of the world’s food production (1,300 tonnes) is lost or wasted. Despite having a population of 5.7 million, the small island state of Singapore wasted about 810 million kilograms of food in 2017.

Goal 12 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, aims to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels by 2030. In the spirit of Goal 12, here is a humble effort I made to raise awareness about the food waste issue in Singapore and the simple steps all of us can take to reduce food waste.

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Author: Shafkat Fahmid Sifat

Shafkat is the Director of Corporate Relations of Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (“YSI SEA”), a non-profit in Singapore with the aim to engage Southeast Asian youth with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) and to build strong and effective start-up teams that will create solutions to one or more of the SDGs. Born in Bangladesh, Shafkat graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a practising lawyer in Singapore. He is also one of the co-founders and currently, a foreign delegate of Youth's Voice, a registered NGO in Bangladesh.