Who Will Feed Us? is a data-driven report full of unexpected statistics that reveal a tale of two food systems. It upturns common assumptions about who feeds whom in a hungry world threatened by climate change.
Some highlights of the report:
- Peasants (not food corporations) feed the world: 70% of the world’s population is fed by the Peasant Food Web, using only 25% of resources.
- Industrial food production fails to feed: Only 24% of the food produced by the Industrial Food
Chain actually reaches people – the rest is wasted in meat production inefficiencies; lost in transport, storage and at the household; and diverted to non-food products.
- Industrial food costs us more: For every dollar spent on industrial food, it costs another 2 dollars to clean up the mess
The report is also available in Spanish and French