Climate change is a leading factor in why it’s ever more difficult to feed a hungry planet, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as part of an appeal to achieve “zero hunger” worldwide.
But it’s not just the warming planet – humans have outstripped the planet’s carrying capacity with regards to land and water as well, the report said. This makes the goal of providing affordable, nutritious food to the masses far more difficult.
With an estimated 820 million malnourished people around the world, this report released by the FAO and International Food Policy Research Institute came just prior to a global conference that’ll seek to accelerate efforts to eradicate hunger.
“The call for action is very clear. It is possible in our lifetime and it is also realistic to end hunger and malnutrition,” Inonge Wina, vice president of Zambia, told the gathering. Read more