1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year while almost 1 billion people go undernourished and another 1 billion hungry.
Overconsumption of food is detrimental to our health and the environment.
1.5 billion people globally are overweight or obese.
Land degradation, declining soil fertility, unsustainable water use, overfishing and marine environment degradation are all lessening the ability of the natural resource base to supply food.
The food sector accounts for about 30 per cent of the world’s total energy consumption and accounts for about 22 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions.
Increased consumption adversely affects food security. Increase in food prices. Upsurge in production methods that use more resource-intensive food products.
Resource-intensive foods deplete the agro-ecological resource base, affecting its ability to produce plentiful food.
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