Two Reasons Why Three Billion People Aren’t Getting Adequate Nutrition

Food loss and waste are pervasive problems in global food systems, with huge consequences for human health and the environment.

A recent brief released by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition addresses two huge contributors to poor diet—food loss and food waste. Because of high levels of food loss and waste—especially of nutrient-rich, perishable foods—as many as three billion people are consuming low-quality diets that result in micronutrient malnutrition as well as rising levels of obesity.

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