The push for Global Food Security by 2050

The world’s finest experts came together this week in Adelaide to discuss food security and its potential for 2050, as a greater demand is placed on food production with the growth of population. Catherine Zengerer attended a National Forum on Food Security to discover both national and international challenges for food systems.

She spoke to experts who raised concerns over climate control, poverty in developing countries and the world’s capacity to deal with food problems. They explained the issues are very different between people in developed countries who find food inexpensive and those in underdeveloped countries who spend 60-80% of their incomes on food. The real question is whether the world can fulfil future food needs with an expected population growth of nine billion by 2050, which means the world will need to produce 70% more food than today.

Featured in story: Professor Per Pinstrup Anderson – World Food Prize Laureate and Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy and Economics at Cornell University in New York; Professor Peter Langridge – University of Adelaide

[audio https://czengerer.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/twfood.mp3]

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This story first appeared on The Wire on 16/02/2012

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