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food waste

Food waste is a component of food loss and occurs when an edible item goes unconsumed, as in food discarded by retailers due to color or appearance and plate waste by consumers.
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  • food wastes
  • uneaten food
  • foodwaste
  • wasted food
  • unconsumed food
  • discarded food
  • food discards
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