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.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s)
H. Charles J. Godfray John R. Beddington Ian R. Crute Lawrence Haddad David Lawrence James F. Muir Jules Pretty Sherman Robinson Sandy M. Thomas Camilla Toulmin

Resource information

Date of publication
February 2010
Resource Language
ISBN / Resource ID
10.1126/science.1185383
Pages
8
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