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.
The World Food Program’s high-tech, groundbreaking projects aim to identify and nurture radical solutions to hunger.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva explains the urgent need to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe as the human right to food becomes a growing priority.
Dayton, Ohio is one of the hungriest American cities. Lela Klein of Gem City Market tells Food Tank about how to turn Dayton’s food deserts into areas where all members have access to fresh and nutritious food.
From reduced food inspections to a lapse in services for farmers, the shutdown’s effects are hitting more than just furloughed workers across the country.
On Food Talk, Food Recovery Network Executive Director Regina Northouse talks about the power of students in changing the ways their communities treat food waste.
When we waste food, we miss the opportunity to share food with neighbors in need. These apps are making it easier to recover food waste for food justice in every community.
According to Robert Opp, Director of Innovation and Change Management at WFP, “The exciting part is that these innovations, often developed for more commercially attractive markets, have such potential to improve the lives of those who are furthest behind.”
“If Google can do driverless cars, and we can tell a coffeemaker to start brewing while we’re still asleep,” Dr. Mercy Lung’aho tells Food Tank, “we can do something about malnutrition.”