February 12, 2013 | Bureau of Public Affairs
By the year 2050, the world population is expected to reach 9 billion people, and demand for food will increase by 60 percent, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Increasing food production is not enough. Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world goes to waste—a staggering 1.3 billion tons every year. In the fight against global hunger, we must also address postharvest loss.