In this week’s episode, research intern, Matt Styslinger discusses how in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 239 million people are hungry, more than a quarter of the food is lost before it can be eaten due to waste. Innovations in improved food storage can be an important tool for reducing world hunger. From hermetically sealed bags developed by Purdue University to metallic silos in Afghanistan, innovations to improve food storage and reduce food waste are helping to improve food security around the globe.
To read more about innovations that reduce food waste, see: It’s All About the Process, Reducing Food Waste, Investing in Better Food Storage, In a World of Abundance, Food Waste is a Crime and Beating the Heat to Reduce Post-Harvest Waste.
- Innovation of the Week: Beating the Heat to Reduce Post-Harvest Waste
- Reducing Food Waste in the Event of An Erupting Volcano and Other Farming Hazards
- Innovation of the Week: Reducing Food Waste
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Funding a Blue Revolution
- Innovation of the Week: Reducing the Things They Carry
- Updated Nourishing the Planet Powerpoint Presentation Available Now
- Innovation of the Week: Reducing Wastewater Contamination Starts with a Conversation
- Meet the Nourishing the Planet Advisory Group: Jacob Wanyama