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Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

Godfray, H Charles J and Beddington, John R and Crute, Ian R and Haddad, Lawrence and Lawrence, David and Muir, James F and Pretty, Jules and Robinson, Sherman and Thomas, Sandy M and Toulmin, Camilla (2010) 'Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People.' Science, 327 (5967). pp. 812-818. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

<jats:p>Continuing population and consumption growth will mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. Growing competition for land, water, and energy, in addition to the overexploitation of fisheries, will affect our ability to produce food, as will the urgent requirement to reduce the impact of the food system on the environment. The effects of climate change are a further threat. But the world can produce more food and can ensure that it is used more efficiently and equitably. A multifaceted and linked global strategy is needed to ensure sustainable and equitable food security, different components of which are explored here.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Malnutrition; Diet; Genetic Engineering; Conservation of Natural Resources; Population Growth; Developed Countries; Developing Countries; Agriculture; Aquaculture; Commerce; Food Handling; Food Supply; Food; Food, Genetically Modified; Costs and Cost Analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 15:51
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022 16:27
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/906

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