A world without hunger – this is the ambitious vision captured in SDG2, which aims to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030”. But what does data tell us on the possibility to end world hunger in the next 11 years? And if so, where to start to accomplish the colossal task of ending hunger around the globe? Multiple factors, including conflict, economic shocks and stagnation, a lack of cohesion at the policy level, suboptimal food systems and underdeveloped supply chains are at play and contribute to the deterioration of global food security. The challenges in achieving SDG 2 are clearly formidable. So how far have we come in the global fight against hunger? Will technology and innovation in agriculture and food production make us achieve the goal? Or do we need to also address more fundamental political issues? What is the role of economic and trade policies, especially in the Western world? What are the key obstacles and what efforts are necessary to make the utopia of zero hunger a reality?