Building a Food Safety Net
Covid-19 has highlighted one of the challenges facing Japan: how to ensure a sustainable food supply. Nearly 2 million people found themselves out of work in Japan in 2020. With more people unable to earn a living, the impact is being felt by children across the country. At the same time, about 6 million tons of edible food is wasted annually in Japan. There are people working to solve this problem by linking this food loss to a food safety net. This episode follows their challenge.
People line up for food distribution at the food bank
One in seven children in Japan lives in poverty
Big Issue Japan is now creating new jobs
Night bakery supported by Big Issue Japan