The world population has grown from 2.5 billion in 1950 to more than 7 billion in 2015. This poses massive challenges for, among other things, food supplies. This case study looks at some of the challenges the world faces, such as food waste, and some potential solutions.
Features and Benefits
* This case study looks at three different aspects of food consumption issues the world faces.
* These are food wastage, fish stocks, and food security.
* The case study also explores various potential solutions.
Industrialized countries are often the source of a great deal of food waste.
Industrialized countries throw away 285 million tonnes of cereal products per year, and in Europe, 29 million tonnes of dairy is lost or wasted per annum.
In North America and Oceania, 5.8 million tonnes of roots and tubers are wasted at the consumption stage.
Major brands are keen to improve their business environmentally and ethically, but only if they can see that it will add to the bottom line.
Fortunately, research suggests that it will: consumers like buying products from companies that give something back to society.
In 1960, wild fish capture globally was 33.9 million tonnes. This rose by 169% to 91.3 million tonnes in 2012. In comparison, aquaculture production has grown from 1.6 million tonnes globally in 1960 to 66.6 million tonnes, a growth rate of over 4,000%.
Key questions answered
At what point in the value chain is food wasted and why?
What attempts have been made to raise awareness of this issue?
Why are some fish stocks critical?
How quickly is aquaculture growing compared to wild fishing?
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