Tag: urban

72 billion pounds of edible food goes to waste yearly. We use 21% of our natural water supply to grow and produce food that will never be eaten. In the United States, there is enough food to feed every single man, woman, and child, and yet still people go hungry. That means that people don’t actually eat up to…

Photo: foodiesfeed / Freepik Lack of access to fresh foods, in areas called food deserts, is not a new problem, but it’s also not getting much better. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) identified more than 18 million people living in food deserts. Of those, only 1.4 million got access to a new supermarket…

Anyone familiar with logistics who reads a popular media think-piece on world hunger and malnutrition is likely to be frustrated. The idea that food is readily available elsewhere, but distribution to certain areas is disorganized or non-existent, seems very unfair. As people move into urban landscapes, issues with nutritional balance magnify, even in developed areas….