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The food we eat is under pressure from all sides these days. Despite researchers expecting the demand for food to rise by 70% by 2050, we are still throwing away one third of all the food we produce for human consumption. Climate change will impact on food safety and security, while populations will quickly get older, with 30% of elderly people already undernourished as we speak.
Flemish researchers are tackling these issues by designing smart packaging, getting lost food back into the value chain, breeding extinct species of fish again, working on solutions for malnutrition and looking into cows that could produce healthier meat.