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The world wasted an estimated 19 per cent of the food produced globally in 2022, or about 1.05 billion metric tons, according to this new report by the UNEP.

Global Food 50/50 shines a light on whether organizations active in the global food system are playing their part in addressing two key elements of gender inequality: inequality of opportunity within organizations, and inequality in who benefits from the global food system.

In a recent global policy report published by the Food System Economics Commission, a multinational and multidisciplinary team of over forty researchers carried out the most ambitious food economic study yet to evaluate means by which the food system could be economically improved.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCAF&PD) on January 16, 2024, issued the Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Amendment Order, 2024, to further amend the Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2015.

The past few years have seen Kenya, along with many other countries, confronted with multifaceted and compounding challenges.

Demand and supply projections are crucial for formulating farsighted agricultural and food policies to sustain food production, ensure food security and for the efficient functioning of food systems while controlling for external factors such as changing consumption basket, taste, and preferences, changing population growth and income growth.

The current structure of the global food system is increasingly recognized as unsustainable.

In a somewhat concerning development on macro-economic front, retail inflation, measured by the year-on-year (YoY) Consumer Price Index (CPI) remains above the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) upper tolerance ceiling of 6 percent (4+/- 2 percent), at 6.83 percent in August 2023. In the last month, retail inflation had surged to 7.44 percent.

The Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in its report titled Coarse grains production and distribution, said Considering the fact that more and more states are opting for millets, with a view to encourage remaining states to opt for nutritious and healthy millets in combination with rice and wheat, the committee suggest the Govt of India to explore the possibility of distributing millets in addition to rice and wheat under TPDS and other welfare schemes.

This new study---*Knowing Better, Responding Worse: How Mistakes from 2008 Led to the Food Crisis of Today---* released by CARE reported that 112.2 million more people around the world were driven to hunger after 2020, compared to the previous major global food crisis (2008-2009).