To align with the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech in November, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation decided to shed light on the impact of climate change on food security. The UN World Food Day reminds us that as resources become increasingly scarce, the food chain must adapt. From declining global water supplies and quality to soil degradation, the consequences of climate change certainly impact food production and security.

Further impacting food security is the fact that over 1/3 of food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted. This is where microbial technologies play a critical role.

For example, employing microbial control technologies can help combat micro-organism contamination at food production facilities. This includes using technology to sanitize irrigation water used on crops and to clean cleaning food containers and packaging.

Eliminating harmful bacteria and other organisms is essential for maintaining a high degree of hygiene throughout the food production chain and for safeguarding a sustainable, plentiful and affordable supply of food.