Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy


According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one-third of all food produced for human consumption, approximately 1.3 billion tons per year, is wasted or lost globally. Data as of March 1, 2020 indicates that Europe produces 88 million tons of food waste annually, of which approximately one million tons is food waste from Portugal. Portugal has, and Lisbon in particular has, been a leader on food loss and waste policy issues. This article will detail Portugal’s efforts to reduce food waste as well as other countries efforts.

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