Guest Commentary – 3 Steps for Tackling Food Loss and Waste

By Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

An astounding one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted between the farm and the fork. Just think about that for a moment: While nearly 800 million people—one in nine globally—are undernourished, more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table. These inefficiencies in our global food system have serious impacts for nutrition, health, and the environment.

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PRESS RELEASE: New “Champions 12.3” Coalition to Inspire Action to Reduce Food Loss & Waste

30 CEOs, government ministers, global institution executives, and civil society leaders will increase political and social momentum to achieve Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Food Loss and Waste Has A Lot to Do with Climate Change

In December, world leaders met in Paris to agree on a global agenda for tackling climate change. Issues addressed include energy generation, transportation fuels, forest conservation, and food production, among others. But one area needing more attention going forward is reducing food loss and waste.

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