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Food waste costs Saudi Arabia $10.6bn annually, minister says

Published 19 Aug,2021 via Arab News - Economy RIYADH - Food waste is costing Saudi Arabia SR40 billion ($10.6 billion) annually with food loss and waste hitting 33 percent, the Saudi Press Agency reported citing minister of agriculture and chairman of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli.

Al-Fadhli stressed the importance of reaching a highly effective mechanism to reduce the amount of lost and wasted food, to reduce its impact on health, the environment and the economy.

SAGO earlier signed a contract with a local company to promote the reduction of food waste, in line with national transformation initiatives.

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