Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity and Food Security – From Trade-offs to Synergies

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Biodiversity at all levels, including the diversity of genes, species and ecosystems, is lost at alarming rates. Critical factors for these trends are habitat destruction, global warming and the uncontrolled spread of alien species. Pollution, nitrogen deposition and shifts in precipitation further affect biodiversity. 

Food Wastage Affects Natural Resources and Biodiversity - a Recent Study by FAO

FAO's recent report looks into the connections between food wastage and biodiversity and resource loss. Each year, food that's produced but not consumed adds 3.3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere and can use significant amounts of water.