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THE GLOBAL INFORMATION AND SOLUTIONS NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY

THE GLOBAL INFORMATION AND SOLUTIONS NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY

COVID-19 caused food insecurity to soar, but climate change will be much worse

For many, the devastating effects of climate change are already here.

  • COVID-19 pushed millions more people into hunger in 2020 due to disruption to food procurement and distribution.
  • By 2021, 1-in-33 people worldwide will rely on humanitarian aid, a year-on-year rise of 40%.
  • Many organizations have warned that COVID-19 is only a precursor of what climate change will mean for food security.
  • 2020 was one of the hottest years on record, which saw African farmers face a surge in tough climate conditions as well as crop-destroying pests.

Read more here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/climate-change-covid-coronavirus-environment-food-insecurity-security-global

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