If there’s an elephant in the room for the food supply chain right now, its sustainability. From how food is grown, through to manufacture and into processing and how we eat, the current chain is hugely wasteful. The United Nations Environment Programme has estimated that roughly one-third of all food is wasted globally. The crisis the world faces is more than a humanitarian one. While one in nine people on the planet doesn’t have enough food, the damage is made worse by what happens to that wasted food. It invariably rots and creates more methane, on top of the carbon impact of original production and the subsequent transportation.
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