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Agriculture

July 22, 2012

What’s wrong with our food system?

contributor: Rob Goodier

Here’s a fact that may surprise you: As many as 80 percent of the people who don’t have enough to eat work directly in food production. The number of hungry people in the world may also come as a surprise: one in seven. That’s almost 1 billion people who go hungry every day. To fix the problem, we could support small-scale farms, mitigate climate change and reduce how much food we waste, according to the aid organization Oxfam.

Tim Norton at Oxfam Australia has depicted the issue in the infographic below.

food-production-infographic

 

Large Version – Reprinted with permission from Oxfam Australia]

tags : agricultural waste, agriculture, food system, global food production, hunger, infographic, OxFam

Rob Goodier

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