FEEDING THE WORLDThe United Nations estimates that 25,000 all over the world die from malnutrition and related causes every day. And nearly 1 billion of the world’s 7 billion people go to bed hungry. Considering that by 2050 the global population is expected to grow to over 9 billion, re-imagining food security requires addressing three challenges.
- Food Access: We produce more than enough food to feed the planet today, yet hundreds of millions starve while others struggle with obesity and nutritional imbalance.
- Food Safety: Even with significant advances in technology and distribution, food contamination is still a large societal problem with fatal consequences.
- Food Waste: We throw away billions of tons of food a year that rot in landfills and release methane gas into the atmosphere.