Though the prevailing discussions about sustainability tends to focus on clean energy, food production is a segment that deserves far more attention than it gets.

Food production has some of the most significant impacts on the planet's health: It accounts for 26 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 50 percent of land use, 70 percent of freshwater use and as much as 94 percent of the threat to biodiversity, according to research from Sustainalytics.

And while there is plenty of discussion around the "energy transition" -- how we need to turn fossil fuel energy towards renewable energy such as wind and solar -- we need a broader discussion around "food transition," and how we feed the world with more sustainable products and solutions.