The first Earth Day was in 1970.
What’s changed since?
Our population has more than doubled.
That’s 4 billion more mouths to feed!
38% of Earth’s terrestrial surface is usedto produce food.
We produce more than enough to feed everyone.
But food is not evenly distributed.
While hunger rates have fallen,
1 in 10 people around the world is still hungry.
Meanwhile,obesity and overweight rates havetripled.
3 in 10 people are overweight.
32% of food that is produced is never eatenat all.
Food is lost on the farm.
(455 million tons)
Food is lost in transit.
(322 million tons)
Food is lost in processing.
(163 million tons)
Food is thrown away by stores.
(177 million tons)
A lot is wasted by consumers.
(309 million tons)
Consumers in wealthier countries throw awaymuch more food.
Five times more waste.
When food is lost and wasted,
so are the resources used to produce it.
Lost and wasted food accounts for 8 % of our greenhouse gas emissions.
That’s almost as much as emissions fromroad transportation!
Feeding everyone in a sustainable way is aglobal challenge.
It also depends on the actions of people likeYOU.
Don’t reject imperfect foods.
Serve smaller portions.
With nearly 8 billion people on Earth, individualactions add up.