How R16m goes to waste every year in SA cabbage patches

02 June 2016 - 20:16
By TMG Digital

Cabbages worth R16-million go to waste in South Africa every year.That's the finding of a student at the Stellenbosch University Food Security Initiative‚ which aims to curb postharvest losses and food waste."It's not only worrying how much never reaches our plates‚ but also how much resources such as water and energy are wasted in the process of farming uneaten cabbages‚" said Prof Umezuruike Linus Opara‚ who supervised the master's thesis of Karen Munhuweyi.

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