Throughout history, advances in food science and technology have played a critical role in meeting the needs of our evolving society. As a result, we now have much greater global access to an abundant, diverse food supply that is largely safe, flavorful, nutritious, convenient, and less costly than ever before.
However, we still have much work to do.
This year, World Food Day focuses on family farming, the important role farmers play in helping feed our growing population, and the ways in which we can help them improve productivity, reduce food loss, and take better care of our earth.
Over the past several decades, food scientists have been on the vanguard of developing sustainable solutions that improve crop yields, reduce post-harvest losses, and ensure that safe, nutritious food can get to people who need it. In spite of these advances, almost one billion people still go hungry every day.
How can you help?
Help raise awareness of world hunger – and the innovative new solutions that are being developed by scientists around the world to address it – with everyone you know. Share the stories below from our FutureFood 2050 website with your personal and professional networks, and celebrate the critical contributions that food science…and food scientists…are making to help ensure a safe and abundant food supply for people everywhere.