UN: Global food systems ‘broken’

Visakhapatnam fish market

Source: FAO/Harsha Vadlamani

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urges transformation in how food is produced and consumed

In a world of plenty, it is outrageous that people continue to suffer and die from hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), held in Rome.

In his address, Guterres told the summit, held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 24-26 July 2023, there’s a pressing need to address global hunger, promote cooperation between businesses and governments, and mitigate the damaging impact of continuing climate change on food production.

“Global food systems are broken - and billions of people are paying the price,” he said.

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