The Science of the Total Environment has published a study that demonstrates the link between food waste and hunger. The Aalto University in Finland has completed a first of a kind research which reveals that an additional one billion people can be fed if global food waste is cut by 50%.
Dr. Matti Kummu emphasized that reducing food waste will not only ease social problems, but environmental as well, such as lack of clean water. He said: “Significantly more agricultural land cannot be cleared as well as certain raw material minerals for fertilizers are running low. At the same time, a quarter of the amount of calories in produced food is lost or wasted at different stages of food production chain, which results in unnecessary resources loss.”