Hunger

New global standard will measure and help cut food waste

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Megan Rowling
Leftovers pictured in the 'Auf da Muehle' restaurant in the western Austrian village of Soell, June 2, 2013. Waste food from the restaurant is collected and sent weekly to a biogas plant, where it is used to help produce electricity.
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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.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) said on Monday it would bring together representatives from academia, the private sector, government and civil society groups to develop an international “Food Loss and Waste Protocol”. The first version is due to be ready by mid- to late-2015.
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New global standard will measure and help cut food waste

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Megan Rowling
Leftovers pictured in the 'Auf da Muehle' restaurant in the western Austrian village of Soell, June 2, 2013. Waste food from the restaurant is collected and sent weekly to a biogas plant, where it is used to help produce electricity
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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.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) said on Monday it would bring together representatives from academia, the private sector, government and civil society groups to develop an international “Food Loss and Waste Protocol”. The first version is due to be ready by mid- to late-2015.
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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

Global Undernourishment (2006)

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Global Undernourishment (2006)

This map shows the percentage of the population that is undernourished (the World Health Organization's standard of measuring hunger) by country. Sub-Saharan Africa, all of Asia, and Latin America are hunger hotspots, with a minimum of 5% of the population undernourished. ... Read more about Global Undernourishment (2006)

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World Food Price Increases Over Time

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Food Policy Research Institute

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World Food Price Increases Over Time

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

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Factors Driving the Poverty Cycle

Factors Driving the Poverty Cycle

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