Namely, the degradation of natural capital, the loss of biodiversity, health problems related to production, diseases related to diet and imported food, he said. Modern intensive agriculture has caused the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of soil health, which in turn leads companies to use more chemical fertilizers and pesticides in crops. Companies in the F%26 billion people understand the crucial importance of sustainability and are doing a lot to achieve it, since consumer pressure and the direct impact of climate change on industry force them to prioritize food supply, ecological processes, products and packaging and the reduction of food waste. Food waste in homes is also a problem, and some research indicates that in the United States, for example, the average household throws away 31.9% of the food purchased by household members.
Edelman's research reports that food industry leaders consider water quality and climate change to be the main risks to the food system, placing them ahead of the pandemic, followed by land degradation and waste. Drought, crop failures, wars and transport crises are factors that contribute to the increase in global food insecurity, which will require greater efficiency in transporting food from surplus points to places of famine. Advanced packaging with integrated sensors can track the temperature, humidity, freshness, etc. of the foods they contain, helping consumers to make a more informed decision about how long they should store food and when to throw it away.