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Millions of jobs in food production are disappearing — a change in mindset would help to keep them

Posted on AllSides July 31st, 2023
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Making progress on internationally agreed goals for sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity will require major changes to how the world’s food is produced and distributed1. In 2021, the World Bank estimated that current food systems account for US$12 trillion in hidden social, economic and environmental costs2.

In recent decades, global initiatives have emerged to start making those changes. And opportunities are arising to address poverty, inequity and other social problems alongside the climate and biodiversity crises, in part thanks to increased interest in making food production less environmentally destructive...

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