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Forum to focus on food loss and security issues

TAIPEI -- A forum featuring global food loss and security issues will take place in Taipei next month, part of efforts to achieve a sustainable environment, the organizers said yesterday.

The three-day seminar of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum will cover various topics, including reducing post harvest losses, supporting food security and current challenges and status of related issues, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research said in a statement.

Over 120 experts from the APEC region have been invited to the event to share their insights, the institute said.

The event will take place Aug. 5-7 at a Taipei hotel, the organizers said.

According to a June report by the World Resources Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme, one out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is lost or wasted.

The world will need about 60 percent more food calories in 2050 compared to 2006 if global demand continues on its current trajectory, the report said.

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