Worldwide, more than a billion metric tons food is wasted or lost every year. This is the amount of food produced which fails to reach the tables. To give an idea of the enormity of food loss, imagine 3,000 buildings the size of Empire State buildings – this would be equal to the quantity of food which is not used each year. Mankind’s greatest challenge in the future would be to grow enough food for the whopping 9.1 billion people on the planet by 2050. Food production would have to increase by 70% and in the developing world, it would have to increase by double. So it is imperative that we start strategizing smart ways to reduce global food wastage and loss:
Shockingly, over 24% of food produced worldwide goes to waste on a daily basis. With the world’s population well on its way to reach the 9 billion mark by the year 2050, the time has come to start taking preventive measures in order to reduce wastage of food on a global scale. A number of organizations have come up with effective strategies that would help individuals as well as entire communities achieve this goal, albeit without losing too much time or money in the process. Here are some of those strategies explained.