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Europeans waste 90 million tonnes of food each year

Source : Presstv / 09 Apr 2014

Millions of people around the world do not have enough food to eat while at the same time a colossal amount of edible food is simply being thrown out by millions of households across Europe.

The UN says, in Austria alone, 158,000 tonnes of perfectly good food is tossed in the bin each year and 90 million tonnes is discarded in Europe as a whole. 

 

Help feed the world by cutting food waste, study urges

By Megan Rowling / 6 June 2013

One of out every four calories produced by the world's farming system is being lost or wasted, setting back efforts to reduce hunger and provide enough food for a fast-growing global population, researchers said on Wednesday.

 

The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and helping the poor

By Sami Zaatari / 15 Feb 2013

One of the most widespread and dangerous problems faced by humanity is that of poverty, hunger and starvation. There is nothing more horrifying than the realization that as we live our happy lives here, millions of our fellow human beings live in hunger and face starvation. The majority of the world population today lives in poverty. It is clear that the world system we have set up today is unjust and inhumane.

 

Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) Care for The Poor

Source: Islamstory.com / 29 Jan 2013

Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him,feared for his nation from surplus more than he feared from poverty:

“By Allah, it is not poverty about which I fear for you, but I fear in your case that (the worldly) riches may be given to you as were given to those who had gone before you, and that you begin to vie with one another for them as they vied for them, and that they may destroy you as they destroyed them.”(Al-Bukhari).

 
 

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