Featured Experts Wanted for Food Loss, Waste & Hunger Special Edition Book!


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My Featured Expert Benefits:

As a Featured Expert in our book these are just some of the benefits you can receive:

  • Wonderful opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to Social Responsibility, positively transforming the lives of millions, and improving the legacies of our children
  • Increased Bookings at Featured Expert’s Restaurant
  • Increased Sales of Featured Expert’s Own Book
  • Increased Media & Social Media Engagement
  • Interviews with Broadcast/Cable News, Talk Shows, Radio, Podcasts, Magazines, Newspapers & Blogs
  • Opportunity to Host a Media/Book Signing Event at your Restaurant, in conjunction with Sponsor, Partner, etc.
  • Group/Team/Organizational Book Signing Events (@Schools, Sports Teams, Faith-Based, NPOs, Businesses, Gov’t Agencies)
  • Press Releases
  • Video Testimonial Engagement
  • We’ll show your support on our NPO’s Websites & Apps

Publishing and Promoting the “Food Loss, Waste & Hunger” Special Edition Book of “16 Things We Can Do To Act Right & Help Save The Planet!”

  1. Promoting you as a Featured Expert to youth and adults through “One Planet One People” Book-Based Workshops at schools, faith based organizations, non-profits, government agencies and businesses
  2. Establishment of a $5,000 scholarship in Featured Expert’s name to give books and materials to 500 disadvantaged youth to attend 8-12 week “One Planet One People” Workshops
  3. Providing Featured Expert with promotional materials including social media graphics, press release, website and app materials
  4. Opportunity to market as a Featured Expert at 16Things events including summits, conferences, book signings, etc
  5. Opportunity to obtain books containing their Featured Expert information at wholesale rates

The Importance of “Why”:

The world is in crisis and this decade will determine the quality of life for over eight billion people. Any one of these global issues — climate change, pollution, pandemics, poverty, food and water scarcity, health inequalities, mental health issues, and war — has the power to tip the balance for billions.

The time for division is over. We must stop the fractional approach governments, businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions use to solve global issues. We must collaborate to succeed. We must collaborate to survive.

“As an influencer deeply concerned with food loss, food waste and hunger, we invite you to be come a Featured Expert in our book and workshop series and help make a transformative difference for kids, people and the planet.” — Lyle Benjamin, Founder

Social Responsibility Entrepreneur Lyle Benjamin has created the Non-Profit Organization, One Planet One People with the mission to serve as the global movement and umbrella organization tasked with fostering the collaborative programs and systems needed to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provide Quality of Life for Kids, People, and the Planet.

Over the past decade, focusing on global Quality of Life issues, Benjamin has created 40+ programs and initiatives and written several books — all designed to solve economic, social, environmental and health issues on a local, national, and global scale.

Fundamental to the success of the programs are the groundbreaking action-based systems built on the principles of kindness, civility, equality, education, inclusion, and sustainability that people and institutions can use — based upon their own interests and causes — to “Be the Hero” for kids, people, and the planet.

The Staggering Cost of Doing Nothing:

Food Loss & Waste:

  • Roughly 33% of all the food produced for humans — 1.3 billion tons of food worth around $1 trillion — never actually gets eaten
  • The amount of food wasted in developed countries could feed the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa
  • In the United States, food waste accounts for approximately 21% of municipal solid waste, making it the single largest component of the waste stream
  • Approximately 25% of the food wasted in the United States would be enough to feed the estimated 37 million Americans who struggle with hunger each year
  • Food waste is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with roughly 8% of global emissions attributed to food loss and waste
  • If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses after the United States and China

Food Hunger:

  • Over 750 million people or roughly 9.9% of the world’s population are chronically undernourished and do not have enough food to eat
  • Approximately 2 billion people worldwide experience food insecurity, which means they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food

Food Hunger & Children:

  • As of 2021, an estimated 149 million children under the age of 5 suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition
  • Approximately 2.3 million children die each year due to malnutrition, accounting for 60% of all child deaths
  • In developing countries, one in six children is underweight, and 25% of all children suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition
  • In the United States, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger, including 12 million children
  • Malnutrition can affect children’s cognitive and physical development, leading to poor academic performance, learning disabilities, and increased risk of chronic diseases later in life
  • Food insecurity and hunger can have negative impacts on mental health leading to increased anxiety, depression, and chronic stress

Sharing Problems, Consequences & Solutions:

As a Featured Expert in our book, you’ll get to identify what you think is a major problem facing humanity as well as what we need to do about it on an individual or institutional level.

  • Soil degradation and pollution
  • Pesticide contamination
  • Water scarcity and poor water management
  • Land use change and deforestation
  • Poor agricultural practices and lack of innovation
  • Food waste and loss along the supply chain
  • Food waste in the home
  • Institutional food waste — grocers, restaurants, hotels, schools, retailers, governments, etc.
  • Lack of access to markets and infrastructure
  • High food prices and inflation
  • Conflict and political instability
  • Poverty and income inequality
  • Natural disasters and emergencies
  • Lack of education and knowledge about nutrition and food preparation
  • Food safety issues and foodborne illnesses
  • Lack of access to credit and financing for farmers
  • Market distortions and price volatility
  • Limited crop diversity and monoculture farming
  • Lack of investment in agricultural research and development
  • Limited access to technology and innovation
  • Gender inequality and lack of women’s empowerment
  • Weak governance and corruption
  • Limited access to healthcare and nutrition services
  • Urbanization and urban food insecurity
  • Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation
  • Food marketing and advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages
  • Food deserts where access to healthy, affordable food can be limited
  • Food swamps have an abundance of unhealthy food options
  • Globalization and trade policies that lead to the displacement of small farmers and exacerbate food insecurity in developing countries
  • Food aid and food assistance programs that unintentionally undermine local food systems and contribute to a dependence on aid
  • Food packaging and single-use plastics contribute to food waste and environmental degradation and can impact food security
  • Inequitable food systems characterized by power imbalances and inequities, which can lead to unequal access to resources and opportunities for small farmers and marginalized communities

Simple Steps to Success:

As a Featured Expert in our book, there are three Simple Steps you need to take to get Started: 

    1. Complete & Submit Your Featured Expert Profile Form 
    2. Be sure to include your Professional Headshot
    3. Schedule & Complete your 30-minute online Zoom interview

It’s that simple!