Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What Can You Do to Help Solve the Global Food Crisis?

October 16, 2012

Today marks the 31st annual World Food Day. First established in 1981, the occasion presents a chance for hunger and agriculture organizations around the world to raise awareness and support for the fight to end hunger. If you'd like to get more involved, check out what great organizations like the World Food Programme and Heifer International are up to today. 

The infographic below details the two sides of the food crisis. Firstly, many aren't able to access or grow enough food for themselves or their families.  Nearly 1 billion people around the world still suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition, due to factors such as drought, crop disease, rising prices. (Read more here about how the foundation works with its agricultural development partners to address these issues.)

But there's another side to the food crisis as well--one that we can all help with. Read on to learn more about the massive levels of food waste and three ways we can all play a part in reducing this. 

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