The United States Falls in the Middle of the Global Food Sustainability Index
The United States has been ranked number 26th on a list of 67 countries on a food sustainability survey. Countries were judged on three different categories: sustainable agriculture, food and waste, and nutritional challenges. The project is a part of a collaboration with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The United States has been slipping each year on the list, which began in 2016. But critics say that it is hard to estimate progress because more countries are added to the survey each year.
As companies continue to propose more sustainable and nutritional initiatives, the U.S.’s score could improve in the future and seeing the numbers could incentivize food companies to push for more change.