24 October 2014, Rome – FAO estimates indicate that more than 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger. Think about that figure for a second. With this number in mind, the next figures may be a bit astonishing. It is also estimated that roughly 30 percent of global food production. That is, 40-50 percent of root crops, fruits and vegetables; 20 percent of oilseeds, meat and dairy products; and 35 per cent of fish, is either lost or wasted. This amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food. In other words, it is (...)
22 October 2014, Rome--- Do you know that malnutrition is believed to be the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million children annually? A quarter of the children in the world, and a third in developing countries, are ‘small’ or stunted due to lack of nutritious foods - while, around one and a half billion people globally are overweight, with half a billion deemed obese ? Malnutrition could cost as much as $3.5 trillion or $500 per person in lost productivity and health care expenses. The second ‘Dialogue on Nutrition’ led by the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, (...)
17 October 2014, Rome---The National Geographic Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness on food and agriculture issues. The Future of Food series examines the topic of feeding a booming population and covers the complex issues surrounding food around the world.
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