LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Work is to start on a new global standard for measuring food loss and waste, which experts hope will help reduce the significant amount of food that does not get eaten because it is spoiled or thrown away.
Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons that year, up 2 percent from 2010. This followed a 1.6-percent decline from 2009 to 2010. The 2011 global capture figure nearly matched the 2007 total of 90.3 million tons, which broke a four-year pattern of declining global wild capture. Since the late 1980s, however, wild capture production has essentially stagnated.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Food Policy Research Institute
This is a combination of two images. The top chart shows the increase in the prices of rice, wheat, and maize from 2005 to 2011. These three crops are the major food staples in most developing countries. The graph underneath depicts the World Food Price Index, which measures the increase in world food prices over time. Since 2007, world food prices have increased dramatically, contributing to the cycle of poverty in the developing world. ... Read more about World Food Price Increases Over Time