Saudi Arabia top food-wasting country

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Saudi Arabia wastes food more than any other country in the world, Sabq newspaper reported.

Up to 427 tonnes and eight million meals valued at SR70 million are squandered daily across Saudi Arabia.

According to a report published by Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 90 per cent of Saudi households throw leftover food daily.

“The overall daily quantity of food waste is sufficient to feed the whole population of Riyadh,” said Khairat Charity Society chairperson Noora bint Abdulaziz Al Ajami, blaming the massive food waste on social culture.

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The association, which operates under the authority of Labour and Social Development Ministry, plans to save more than two million meals and benefit 300,000 needy people.

Source Credit: Gulf Digital News