Each year, worldwide, we waste 1 trillion dollars worth of food—enough to feed 2 billion people! Yet 828 million people are living in hunger. This is still a huge problem. A global problem!
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are a set of goals that were agreed upon by all 193 UN member states in 2015. These goals cover issues ranging from poverty to health and wellness, to climate change and clean energy. One of these goals is to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition while ensuring sustainable agriculture.
Every year, global food waste costs $1 trillion–enough money to feed 2 billion people! That’s why we’re excited that a new project called “No Waste No Hunger” will aim to educate people about the importance of reducing food waste.
The project is created by Mediamark Digital Agency and will start with 7 ambassadors from different countries who will help to reach more people and remind them of the importance of reducing waste. Ambassadors and the timeline will be announced soon on the Project’s official website, https://nowastenohunger.com/.
As the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows, the global hunger situation is undeniably grim. The overlapping crises facing the world are exposing the weaknesses of food systems, from global to local, and highlighting the vulnerability of populations around the world to hunger. Global progress against hunger has largely stagnated in recent years. The 2022 GHI score for the world is considered moderate, but at 18.2, it shows only a slight decline from the 2014 score of 19.1. Indeed, one indicator used in the GHI, the prevalence of undernourishment, shows that the share of people who lack regular access to sufficient calories is increasing. As many as 828 million people were undernourished in 2021, representing a reversal of more than a decade of progress against hunger. Without a major shift, neither the world as a whole nor approximately 46 countries are projected to achieve even low hunger as measured by the GHI by 2030.