Securing  the  Safety of Our Food Supply is in Everyone\'s Interest    

Securing  the  Safety of Our Food Supply is in Everyone's Interest

 

 

Food Security
Summary
“The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that almost a third of all food produced globally, is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce.”
Details
For the past two decades, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. The world produces more than 1 ½ times the amount of food required to feed everyone on the planet. Even though the world’s production of food is enough to feed 10 billion people it is estimated that nearly a billion people go to sleep hungry every night.

The fact remains that fifty percent of the total food production around the world, is produced by 1.5 billion farmers on small and unsustainable plots.
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SOLUTION
Details
MDDEAS will provide an audit-able trail of food products to assist with disease control in the food supply chain making it possible to quickly pinpoint the source of contamination through a global food health surveillance system. This will allow authorities to take swift preventative action, such as a recall of produce from retailers, or the seizure of potentially contaminated produce en route to market.
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Summary
“MDDEAS will provide an audit-able trail of food products to assist with disease control in the food supply chain.”
BENEFITS
Summary
“The provision for globally efficient surveillance of agricultural health will help to contain food disease outbreaks.”
Details
  • The provision for globally efficient surveillance of agricultural health will help to contain food disease outbreaks.
  • The costs of compliance with food regulations will reduce.
  • Increased efficiency in food chain logistics will reduce spoilage in transit.
  • Investment in country infrastructure can be targeted at projects to increase food chain efficiency and security.
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