Roads, railways and research can stop global food waste
Investing in agricultural R&D to boost yields and reduce food prices for poor people is one of the smartest things the world should focus on and is among the smartest targets as chosen our expert panel.
Bjorn Lomborg discusses that value of investing in agricultural research in development in an op-ed published by the Guardian.
One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in the kitchen. Halve that waste, and the world could feed an extra billion people – and make hunger yesterday’s problem.
The extent of food loss is particularly galling in view of a new global study on food security from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation. According to the FAO, 57 developing countries have failed to achieve the millennium development goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by this year. One in every nine people on the planet – 795 million in all – still goes to sleep hungry.
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In a hurry? Watch the following 3 minute video of Bjorn explaining the Green Revolution 2.0