This world wastes an astonishing amount of food. About one third of all the food that is produced is wasted. A 2011, United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report estimated in 2007, 1.6 billion tons of food was wasted. As a comparison, 6 billion tons of food was produced globally that year. The United States alone spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten.