World Must Double Food Production by 2050

by Christine Sine

food-security

Here is a very sobering report from the UN on current and future food production.  Many of us are challenged because we can’t go out to eat as much as we used to or because we are having to eat less expensive food items, but the economic crisis has pushed many of our sisters and brothers into starvation.

Global food production, already under strain from the credit crunch, must double by 2050 to head off mass hunger, the head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Monday.The food crisis pushed another 40 million people into hunger in 2008, Jacques Diouf said here at the start of a two-day international conference on food security.

That brought the global number of undernourished people to 973 million last year out of a total population of around 6.5 billion, he said.  Read more

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