By Emily Callaghan
It is no secret that the global food system is facing many crises. Over 30 percent of food is wasted, yet millions of people remain food insecure and malnourished. The number of small and substance farmers is greatly diminishing due to a loss in economic opportunities. The food system displays many social injustices throughout the developing world, such as a divide in equal access to healthy food or remedies necessary for a healthy diet. In addition, a global food system has negative effects on the environment and depletes international resources.
Food waste is one aspect that contributes to these negative effects. Post-harvest loss is a huge issue for farmers all over the globe. It puts them at risk of losing monetary value and losing access to healthy food.