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One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in the kitchen. Halve that waste, and the world could feed an extra 1 billion people – and make hunger yesterday's problem.The extent of food loss is particularly galling in view of a new global study on food security from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. Of course, there has also been remarkable progress: Over the last 25 years, the world has fed an extra 2 billion people, and – for all the 57 failures – the developing world as a whole has almost halved its hunger rate. So why aren't these technologies – widely used in richer countries – adopted in the developing world?By 2050, better infrastructure could mean that 57 million people – more than the current population of South Africa – would no longer be at risk of hunger, and that about 4 million children would no longer suffer from malnutrition.Investing an extra $88 billion in agricultural research and development over the next 15 years would increase yields by an additional 0.4 percent each year.
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