According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), globally, #hunger affects 820M people
Updated: May 22
The FAO also measures that 931 million tonnes of food are wasted every year, which accounts for 17% of total food production (source: FAO).
Approximately, one-third of the world's food is lost or wasted annually, putting unnecessary pressure on the environment and natural resources that were used to produce it. This wastage leads to the squandering of land and water resources, pollution, and unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. Insects offer a sustainable solution to recycle food waste due to their ability to convert low-quality biomass into high-quality proteins, and they require minimal land, water, and other resources. In areas where there is a lack of protein food and feed sources, insects, also known as "six-legged livestock," are being recognized as a potential solution (source: FAO). It has been estimated that by 2030, the demand for insect products as animal feed and pet food ingredients could reach half a million metric tons (source: Daniela Battaglia – FAO Rome, insects as feed and food – their contribution to the SDGs).
(Source: FAO, FAO - Food Loss and Food Waste, FAO - Insects as Feed and Food)