Food: Affordability of waste
A defined structure to govern the food chain is essential to curtail increasing levels of global food wastage.
Debates are rife surrounding the fate of food availability and quality. It seems that we are going to fall short of supply as demand is projected to soar with population growth, while land availability for food production is shrinking fast due to its aggressive expansion and conversion into urban hubs. By 2050, the global population is expected to touch 9 billion; this urges the need of a quantum leap in food production— by about 70 per cent—to meet the UN targets on hunger and nutrition. Can this be achieved? With varied agricultural innovations in irrigation and seed types (genetically modified varieties), in recent times, this might be a possibility.