24/10/2013 The Mediterranean food system sustainability Hamid El Bilali - Morocco 30% of food production is currently wasted. Waste exists at every step of the food chain and food security can be greatly improved reducing waste without further increasing production. "We can change things!" Science and tradition must go together when agricultural development is to be considered. While scientists can help farmers optimizing their cultivations, amending their mistakes and their wrong habits, farmers, who have a deep knowledge of the most effective practices in each different environment and each different situation, can help scientists giving their experience and expertise. The research described in this interview is in "connecting the dots", trying to understand the picture drawn by food production and its related issues, on one side, by food consumption habits and diets on another side, by food management and logistics on a third side.