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Tack­ling the global is­sue of fight­ing against food waste

We never leave a trend pass us by. And while we cover most of the good stuff, we haven’t failed to look at the in­dus­try’s most press­ing sub­jects.

One that’s very alarm­ing is the triple bur­den of mal­nu­tri­tion, an alarm­ing co­ex­is­tence of un­der­nu­tri­tion, food in­se­cu­rity, and obe­sity. In num­bers, one-third of the world’s food pro­duc­tion for hu­man con­sump­tion ev­ery year re­sults in 1.3 bil­lion tons of waste, food that could have oth­er­wise been used to feed hun­gry com­mu­ni­ties. If this im­bal­ance con­tin­ues, we are at risk of food short­age come 2050.

Mil­lions of chil­dren are also mi­cronu­tri­ent de­fi­cient, with mal­nu­tri­tion caus­ing the preva­lence of dis­eases and death. In the same way that heart prob­lems, di­a­betes and high blood pres­sure have af­fected peo­ple who are over­weight.

This is­sue should be trend­ing and talked about.

Photo by DO­MINIQUE FAGET / AFP

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