Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEaST) Lab, University of Missouri, Columbia

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

University of Missouri - Sustainable Development Goals Workshop (Boy Scouts of America)

United States of America Columbia, MO, USA
Number of people taking this action: 1-20
During the Global Goals Week Sep 2018, we plan to organize a session to provide an overview about Sustainable Development Goals to children. This event will be followed by #ZeroHunger poster painting event to support FAO World Food Day 2018. Please take the survey to complete your merit badge, https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jgCH7Ac6CsqD5P   
SDGs
2 Zero Hunger 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 13 Climate Action 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Participate in CORP Hunger Walk, Columbia, Missouri, Sep 23, 2018

United States of America Columbia, MO, USA
Number of people taking this action: 1-20
Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. FEaST Lab is participating int he CORP Hunger Walk to support this event!
SDGs
2 Zero Hunger
Organising Partners
https://www.crophungerwalk.org/

#ZeroHunger World Food Day 2018 Poster Contest, Sep 28th 2018

United States of America Columbia, MO, USA
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
University of Missouri, Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEaST) Lab organised the 1st World Food Day poster making on Sep 29th, 2018 (1.30pm to 4.30pm), as a part of Boy Scouts of America Sustainability Merit Badge.  Please upload your posters here: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5u11JFcy5ZXJMoZ
SDGs
2 Zero Hunger 4 Quality Education 17 Partnerships for the Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Achieving Zero Hunger by Reducing Food Waste, Improving Food Security, and Developing Innovations in Food Science

United States of America New Orleans, LA, USA
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Learning Objectives:Participants will learn about the food value chain and its impact on the environment. They will also be introduced to tailor-made innovations that can lead to safer foods while greatly lowering food loss on an industrial scale.Participants will be introduced to various roles played by food scientists, both in academic and professional settings, along with their innovative projects to help them discover their own possible fit in the fight against global hunger.Already over two billion people worldwide are affected by some form of food insecurity such as malnutrition or poverty. Furthermore, the world population is projected to grow to 9 billion by 2050, while urbanization is set to increase by 78%. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018” (FAO) states that the number of hungry people is on the rise already today. While a great deal of attention is paid to improve the quality, production and delivery of food, an oft neglected aspect is preventing food loss as it makes its way from the producer to the consumer. Nearly one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost before it makes its way to the consumer. Global food supply chain losses are substantial, and amidst talk of having to increase food production significantly to meet growing demands, there appears to be a gap to identify how much food is lost and wasted and how we can prevent these food losses. Reducing this loss will not only have a direct impact on hunger by increasing the available supply of food, it will have several indirect economic and environmental benefits that can be observed throughout the food value chain.  Another aspect of achieving zero hunger, is solving “hidden hunger” or malnutrition. It is often the case that even when adequate food reaches a population, the proper nutrition is lacking. Finding the means to deliver proper and often specialized nutrients to large target populations is a vital technology in the fight against global hunger. This requires transformational thinking and innovation some examples of which will be introduced in this session.Lastly, this session also aims at providing clarity on how interested food technologists could participate either remotely or locally in the various programs managed by UN food agencies. This is a first collective step between these organizations and IFT to find avenues to identify food technology capabilities and resources that can contribute to the strengthening of capacities of local communities that these organizations assist.There do not exist clear venues for food technology professionals to contribute their expertise and collaborate with multilateral organizations in projects either remotely or locally. For example, WFP feeds 80 million people annually with only a staff of 20 food technologists contributing to the development, distribution and management of the safety and quality of food value chains in some of the planet’s most remote and insecure regions. We hope to bring awareness of the demand for food technologists in these vital sectors so we would have the talent necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger  
SDGs
1 No Poverty 2 Zero Hunger 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 5 Gender Equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 12 Responsible Consumption & Production 13 Climate Action 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions 17 Partnerships for the Goals
Organising Partners
www.ift.org

About Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEaST) Lab, University of Missouri, Columbia

Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEaST) research group at University of Missouri, Columbia, is an interdisciplinary team of scientist and engineers working towards SDG2. Our research group focuses on two interconnected issues of food security,

a. addressing hidden hunger through fortification of foods with micronutrients

b. developing sustainable technologies to reduce or add value to food loss/waste

Countries We Work in
United States of America
Languages We Work in
English Hindi Tamil
SDGs We Tackle
2 Zero Hunger 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 10 Reduced Inequalities 13 Climate Action 17 Partnerships for the Goals
TYPE
academia