“The F9B Challenge” that supports students pursuing research to improve sustainability in the food system, reducing food waste and fighting hunger.
The United Nations estimates planet Earth will be home to 9 billion people by 2050, causing world leaders to grapple with how we will feed everyone. The solution will involve figuring out how to better manage current food stores and how to grow more food without further damaging the environment. The University of Guelph’s Evan Fraser, along with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, are on the case. They have launched the “F9B Challenge,” engaging citizens to reduce food waste and addressing worldwide concerns for food security.
The initiative gives students and others the opportunity to come up with innovative projects that can eventually affect global change.