World Food Day: Waisting food in a hungry world. More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation. 690 million people still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Acute food insecurity affected 135 million people in 55 countries in 2019. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.

#dontwastefood#respectfoodToday it’s a World Food Day.More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation.690 million people still go to bed on an empty stomach each night.Acute food insecurity affected 135 million people in 55 countries in 2019. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.Waisting food in a hungry world:Hovewer, each year, an estimated one third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.In 2019, the World Food Programme provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger.During the Covid-19 pandemic, such relief efforts are even more challenging.

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