Food rivals energy in need for radical change

According to top experts convened by the World Bank, a radical change in the way we produce and consume food is just as essential to the sustainability of the planet as eliminating carbon from energy. Sam Kass, former senior policy adviser to First Lady Michelle Obama and White House chef said, “I firmly believe there in no greater issue facing us.” He moderated the panel in conjunction with the development bank´s spring meeting.

For the panellist, the problem is urgent, not only because 800 million people are suffering from insufficient nutrition while 2 billion people are obese or overweight, or because one-third of food produced is wasted, but also because food accounts for one-quarter of greenhouse gas emission when it should be part of reducing such emissions.

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