How Does The U.S. Stack Up When It Comes To Food Sustainability?

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:24pm
Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:45pm
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With a rising global population and climate change looming, we often hear that our global food supply is in peril. But, a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit shows the issue of food sustainability faces many fronts  — and that some progress is being made.

In the report called Fixing Food 2018, researchers used what they call the Food Sustainability Index to measure how countries are doing when it comes to the three biggest challenges our global food system faces: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and nutritional challenges — both in terms of hunger and obesity.

Martin Koehring, managing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, spoke with The Show about the report.

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