“Food waste generates 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually, and that makes food wastage the third top emitter after USA and China.”

In this World Economic Forum IdeasLab video, captured during the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015, Professor Laura Nyström from ETH Zurich, talks about the global damaging effects of food waste.

To watch the full video click on the player above.

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015 took place in Dalian, China, from 9th-11th September 2015.

Author: Laura Nyström, Professor, Department of Health, Science and Technology at ETH Zurich

Image: A shop assistant arranges vegetables in a fridge at a super market in Beijing REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon