The Problem with Food Waste

A 3p Series in Partnership with Sealed Air

While global leaders struggle to figure out how to nourish 9 billion people, a challenge anytime but especially in a warming world, nearly 40% of food is wasted – spoiled before anyone can eat it. Where there’s waste, there’s opportunity. In this series sponsored by Sealed Air, we’ll look at what’s going on and share some solutions to lengthen the life of ingredients at every step of the supply chain.

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