Food poverty & waste
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
We produce enough food in the world for everyone, and yet some people still go hungry.
It's estimated that about a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, with 14% of food lost between harvest and retail (UN, 2019).
The pandemic has brought further focus on key questions around food poverty and waste. Here, we bring together some research on the topic, with the aim of starting a dialogue with you and the wider research community.
We'd love you to get in touch if you'd like to contribute to this discussion via an article, blog, case study or opinion piece.
This mission supports our Responsible management goal
Martin Caraher talks about food poverty in the UK and the impact of COVID-19
Professor Caraher discusses how the COVID-19 crisis has affected low income families in the UK. Having used up any savings, and without access to some of their usual credit routes, these families have taken on expensive debt and have had to cut back spending on food. He discusses the consequence of this for families and suggests what the UK government should do to support these families going forward.
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