| Pope denounces wasted food
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced widespread hunger due to wasted food as a symptom of a "throwaway culture," and called for greater effort to build a worldwide "culture of encounter and solidarity" instead.
The pope's words appeared in his annual message for World Food Day, Oct. 16.
The pope called the waste of food, which, according to the FAO, accounts for approximately a third of worldwide food production, "one of the fruits of the 'throwaway culture.'
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