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Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people

Godfray, HCJ and Beddington, JR and Crute, IR and Haddad, L and Lawrence, D and Muir, JF and Pretty, J and Robinson, S and Thomas, SM and Toulmin, C (2010) 'Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people.' Science, 327 (5967). 812 - 818. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

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. © 2010 American Association for the Advancement for Science. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 15:51
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/906

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