FAO: Solving Global Food Waste
Wherever there is food, waste follows. Food waste is not only corporations’ problem; common people are also affected both by hunger and by emissions-based climate change caused by food waste. Industrialized and developing nations alike suffer from an astonishingly prevalent food waste problem due to inadequate logistical systems, inappropriate storage procedures, and ignorant consumer behaviors. The combination of these three factors results in a staggering 33% of all food produced being wasted, whether the waste occurs at the post-harvest or the retail stage. The reduction and elimination of food waste, especially in a world ravaged by COVID-19, would ensure global food security and an alleviation of climate change for generations to come. In this committee, delegates will work with one another to consider long-term solutions and to bring well-formed global goals to the table.