ITALY AND FOOD - NUTRITIONAL CHALLENGES, AGRICULTURE, FOOD LOSS AND WASTE

Today’s food systems are facing the huge challenge of feeding a global population that is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, while having to tackle three global paradoxes.

Nutritional challenges. No country in the world is free from major nutritional challenges. According to FAO1, over 820 million people worldwide are suffering from hunger, while 2 billion people are affected by moderate or severe food insecurity. Furthermore, 2 billion adults in the world - two out of five - are overweight, as are 40 million children under five years. Many countries across the world are facing a twofold, and sometimes threefold, malnutrition challenge, where hunger and overweight exist side by side not only within the same nation but also within the same communities and even within the same family.
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