New Initiative to Tackle Global Food Loss and Waste Launched in Davos

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New Initiative to Tackle Global Food Loss and Waste Launched in Davos

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

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Champions 12.3: A new initiative to mobilize action to reduce food loss & waste globally bit.ly/1Pxy8te via @Justmeans
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:00am

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Food waste and loss is a big deal. About one third of global food production (around 30 to 40 percent) is wasted or lost every year, according to the UN Food and and Agriculture Organization. The value of food lost or wasted annually at the global level is estimated at $1 trillion. The global population is on track to grow by two billion by 2050. A 70 percent increase in agricultural yield would be required to feed nine billion people under present food production trends. That would also require an annual investment of $83 billion in developing countries.

A coalition of 30 leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos launched Champions 12.3 to mobilize action to reduce food loss and waste globally.

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.”

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Davos | Food Waste | Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

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