Our Modern Conundrum: Food Waste & Food Insecurity
In india, annually, over 40 percent of the fresh fruits and vegetables, a figure worth approximately $8.3 billion, perishes before reaching consumer. Meanwhile, food insecurity is still prevalent in India and the average household spends nearly 30% of their monthly income in food. In the United States, postharvest waste also poses great socioeconomic challenges presently, and especially for the future of food security. While 40 percent of the food available annually goes to waste, nearly 49 million Americans face food insecurity.