welcome to the idea parking space of the last bite. This is our personal spot with a white board to write things on and LAN connectivity for all laptops so we all can stay on same page and all other facilities that must be required. :)
After going through a lot of research The Last Bite found these three basic global food issues :
1- The growing disconnect between food, cooking and people. As food systems become more processed, supply-chains become longer, and our diets are characterized by a long list of chemicals rather than ingredients – we are losing our personal connection to food.
2- An increasing population wants a more varied diet, but is trying to grow more food on less land with limited access to water, all the time facing increased costs for fertilizer, and fuel for storage and transport.
3- OBESITY + HUNGER - the two sides of the same broken food system.Globally, 1 billion people are overweight or obese and at the same time, 1 billion people are hungry.
and we hope and pledge to fight against all these issues and get back to a healthier world.
During the research work on internet for tackling global food security Team The Last Bite learned some facts relating to global food issues.The world’s population is predicted to hit 9Bn by 2050, up from today’s total of nearly 6.8Bn, and with it food demand is predicted to increase substantially
The food price spike of 2008 was a warning of what is to come. Staple food prices rocketed – wheat up 130%; sorghum rose by 87% and rice 74% – and caused riots in 36 countries. The government of Haiti was toppled as people took to the streets
2008 saw an extra $1.2Bn (£613M) in food aid pledged to help 75M people in 60 nations. But UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned up to $20Bn (£10.2Bn) a year was needed to alleviate the crisis.
More people die each year from hunger and malnutrition than from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined and the World Bank estimates that cereal production needs to increase by 50% and meat production by 85% between 2000 and 2030 to meet demand
In early 2009, food crises persisted in 32 countries from the 36 affected in 2008. And all at a time when global food reserves are at their lowest levels for 30 years.
Put simply, the world needs to grow more food now.