Rockefeller Foundation Calls for Us to Eat More of What We Grow
Globally, a full one-third of all food produced goes uneaten. When accounting for waste, we consume less than half of all the crop calories we grow.
Since 2016, The Rockefeller Foundation’s YieldWise program has focused on helping farmers access technologies to curb preventable crop loss and engaging global businesses in accounting for food loss and waste.
Reducing waste is just one part of the solution. Meat production is responsible for the bulk of agriculture’s impacts on the planet. Globally, livestock production already accounts for three-quarters of agricultural land use, two-thirds of agriculture’s carbon footprint, and one-third of water use—while contributing only 37% of total protein consumption....