The World Wildlife Fund has released its Living Planet report revealing some shocking figures. The report showed that the international food system uses 34 percent of the world's landscape with the production of crops such as soybean, palm oil and sugar cane clearing 40 percent of forest land.
In addition, 69 percent of the world’s freshwater is used by the food system. The food system was also named as the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, producing about 25 percent.
As a result of the report, WWF has called for the food system to evolve and improve production. “We can restore soil quality, optimise productivity and bring disused land back into production. We must make the changes that get us back to where the food system nourishes us all – people and planet,” said the report.