Food waste plays a key role in helping feed many of the world’s people who still go to sleep hungry each night. Reducing food waste is one of three main ways to feed the world’s rapidly expanding population of 7 billion people – the others being make more or make what we have go farther by adding more nutrition to the foods that people eat. Like most of the economy, the prevailing industrial approach to large-scale agriculture and marketing shelf-stable packaged foods is geared to focus on the “make more” side of the equation, but there’s much to gain from paying more attention to the “waste less” part of the puzzle.
The World Food Programme’s (WFP) World Hunger Map shows the share of countries’ populations that are affected by varying degrees of undernourishment. (Click on the map below to view the full-size image in a separate window or browser tab.)
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