16 Oct '17, 9am

Biodiversity for a world without hunger #UNEnvironment

Biodiversity for a world without hunger #UNEnvironment

Food security is notoriously complex. It is more about world politics, trade, infrastructure and economics, than food waste or meat-eating, important as these elements are. But food security is also about healthy ecosystems and our ability to maintain the planet’s biodiversity. For instance, without bees and other pollinating insects, we would struggle to get enough to eat – and pollinators’ numbers are already declining around the world . At the same time, after several years of decline, the number of chronically undernourished people increased in 2016 , rising to 815 million, up from 777 million the year before. This recent uptick could signal a worrying reversal of trends – putting the 2030 goal of a world without hunger even further from reach. Experts say that a return to traditional food values could be part of the solution. A selection of foods, herbs and spices gro...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/stories/story/biodiversity-world-with...

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