SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Some 342,000 tonnes of food loss occurs within Singapore each year – even before reaching retail and consumers – translating to an estimated $2.54 billion lost from farm to market.

According to a joint study unveiled today by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Deloitte Singapore, this refers to food loss occurring along the upstream and midstream segments of the fresh food supply chain between producer and the market, from the production stage, to transport, processing, storage and distribution.

Importing 2 million tonnes of food each year, more than 144,000 tonnes is lost when the imported food lands in Singapore.

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