A third of all food produced for consumption is lost or squandered at a time when 811 million individuals sleep each night without enough to eat. By 2030, the United Nations wants to cut the amount of food wasted worldwide in half, and technological solutions have showed promise in achieving that objective.
- AI-based solutions to address the issue of food waste.
- Food waste impacts natural resources since it wastes land, energy, and water that could be utilized to feed the hungry.
- AI-based solutions can aid in demand forecasting, food spoilage reduction, and supply chain management optimization.
Food waste is a significant problem today, as the population is growing alarmingly. Recent data indicates that one-third of all food produced worldwide is wasted. As a result, considerable resources are wasted, and greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental issues are exacerbated. In addition to developed nations, emerging nations also struggle with the issue of food waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), food waste is responsible for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (Simranjeet, 2023; April, 2021). This is the same as the emissions the entire global transportation industry produces.