To­day the world's pop­u­la­tion reaches 7 bil­lion

How to feed them all

Element - - Front Page - By Andy Ken­wor­thy

Ox­fam is on a mis­sion to in­spire peo­ple to take back con­trol of the world’s food sup­plies from the cor­po­ra­tions. There are 925 mil­lion rea­sons to think it might be worth a try. That’s how many starv­ing peo­ple there are in the world, ac­cord­ing to the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the United Na­tions (FAO): one in seven of the world’s pop­u­la­tion. Mean­while, about 1.3 bil­lion tons of food, about a third of the global food pro­duc­tion, is lost or wasted each year. The mes­sage: we can end world hunger right now if we share our food more ef­fi­ciently, and base our de­ci­sions on feed­ing the many, rather than max­imis­ing the prof­its of the few.

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