The Forgotten Food Waste Crisis

Published June 26, 2017

Most of us think of food waste as what happens on the table – how much is thrown away in homes and grocery stores. THat’s actually a small piece of food waste globally.  But in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, farmers can expect to lose nearly half of their harvest before it even leaves the farm. In this episode, M.J. discovers that solving world hunger isn’t rocket science. It’s mostly about food waste.

An entire third of food gets thrown away or wasted every year. And the waste part is a huge problem for farmers all over the world. Why? How? Think rats, bugs, thieves and most importantly: Air.

Listen in as M.J. talks to the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Brett Rierson about why — and ho “Tupperware for crops” could change the way the world’s small-scale farmers do business.