A new United Nations study has revealed a pretty embarrassing statistic about food security worldwide: Only four countries out of 83 member nations tested actually have sustainable food habits, meaning that their food production and consumption can be linked to healthfulness and environmental awareness.
Brazil, Germany, Sweden, and Qatar are the four “winners” of this surprising study, and The Netherlands, France, Estonia, and the United Kingdom were also noted for their sustainability efforts.
Since the United States wastes approximately 40 percent of the food it produces, it’s no surprise that we are not on the list of sustainable nations.
“By eating well for our own personal health, we’re also doing right by the planet. In essence, it’s a win-win," the study's lead author, Carlos Gonzales-Fischer, said in a statement.
It should be noted that the study only analyzed 83 member nations out of a possible 215, excluding third world nations, particularly in Africa, where hunger is a far worse problem than sustainability.