Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Approximately one-third of food produced annually around the world is lost or wasted from grower to consumer. Food loss occurs during production and processing while food waste occurs at the retail and consumer stages. National Geographic reports that the amount of lost or wasted food totals 2.8 trillion pounds—enough to feed three billion people. There is enough blame to go around: Richer industrialized countries tend to waste more food per capita (i.e., consumers), and developing countries tend to experience more food loss (i.e., producers and processors) mainly due to inadequate storage and processing facilities.

Oscar Sjogren

Real breakthroughs are being made in areas like sustainability, food safety, nutrition and agriculture. And FutureFood 2050—through this website and other media, and in an upcoming film—will keep you connected.

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