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Front. Nutr., 11 October 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2019.00160

Corrigendum: Metabolic Food Waste and Ecological Impact of Obesity in FAO World's Region

  • 1Nutritional Quality and Sustainability in Preventing the Metabolic Stress, Centre for Food and Nutrition, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Rome, Italy
  • 2Functional Foods and Metabolic Stress Prevention Laboratory, Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy

A Corrigendum on
Metabolic Food Waste and Ecological Impact of Obesity in FAO World's Region

by Toti, E., Di Mattia, C., and Serafini, M. (2019). Front. Nutr. 6:126. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00126

In the original article, there was a mistake in the legend for Figure 2 as published.

It was not written as millions of kg in MFW(kgCO2eq).

The correct legend appears below.

Figure 2. Metabolic Food Waste corresponding to Excess Body Fat from FBS commodities in overweight and obese population expressed as (A) GHG emission, MFW(millions kgCO2eq); (B) water consumed, MFW(millions m3); and (C) land used, MFW(millions m2). EU, Europe; NAO, North America and Oceania; LA, Latin America; IA, Industrialized Asia; NAWCA, North Africa, West and Central Asia; SSEA, South and Southeast Asia; SSA, Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the original article, there was an error in Table 1 as published. It was written MFW(tons of food) instead of MFW(kg of food).

The correct title appears below.

Table 1. Metabolic Food Waste [MFW(kg of food)] corresponding to Excess Body Fat by BMI categories (OW, Overweight; OB, Obesity).

In the original article, there was an error. The values of MFW(tons of food) were expressed in gigatons instead of millions of tons.

Corrections have been made to the Abstract:

The overall impact of MFW(tons of food) in the world corresponds to 140.7 million tons associated to overweight and obesity. Between the different regions, EU is responsible of the greatest amount of MFW(tons of food) volume (39.2 million tons), followed by NAO (32.5 million tons).

Corrections have been made to Results, Paragraph 1:

As displayed in Table 1, the overall impact of MFW(tons of food) in the world correspond to 140.7 million tons of food waste associated with overweight and obesity. Between the different regions, Europe (EU) is responsible of the greatest amount of MFW(tons of food) volume (39.2 million tons), followed by North America and Oceania (32.5 million tons) (NAO) and Latin America (20 million tons) (LA), while the lowest extent of MFW was recorded in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with 5 million tons as described in Table 1.

As described in Figure 1, dairy products/milk/eggs, were the highest contributor to MFW(tons of food) in the EU (about 12 million tons corresponding to 30.2%)…….

A correction has been made to Discussion, Paragraph 1:

In this work we showed that the overall impact of MFW(tons of food) associated with overweight and obesity in the world is 140.7 million tons of food waste…

The authors apologize for these error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

Keywords: sustainable nutrition, obesity, metabolic food waste, functional diet, ecological footprints, food balance sheets, human, animal products

Citation: Toti E, Di Mattia C and Serafini M (2019) Corrigendum: Metabolic Food Waste and Ecological Impact of Obesity in FAO World's Region. Front. Nutr. 6:160. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00160

Received: 17 September 2019; Accepted: 25 September 2019;
Published: 11 October 2019.

Edited and reviewed by: Rakesh Bhardwaj, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR), India

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*Correspondence: Mauro Serafini, mserafini@unite.it