Global food shortages can be fixed — but there’s a big catch

The bad news is that global malnutrition and food insecurity trends, combined with a glut of obesity, are all reasons to worry.

But the good news is that science can help solve the issue — if only politicians and leaders across the world do their part to turn laboratory advances into widespread realities, a new report says.

“Science has the potential to find sustainable solutions for national and global food systems,” said a report from 130 national academies.

It cited the most recent data from the United Nations, which says 815 million people in the world were chronically undernourished in 2016.

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