Achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Our inability to feed the entirety of the world’s population is mostly due to food waste. Globally, 30–40% of all food is wasted.
In less developed countries, this waste is due to lack of infrastructure and knowledge to keep food fresh. For example, India loses 30–40% of its produce because retail and wholesalers lack cold storage.
In more developed countries, the lower relative cost of food reduces the incentive to waste. And as portion size grows, more and more food gets thrown out and wasted.
Our food distribution system is inefficient. But this inefficiency won’t drive 2 billion more people into hunger by 2050.