Inside the looming food crisis

In May, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs met in Washington, D.C. and predicted a collision between the growing global food crisis, a demand for high-quality meat and dairy and a climate system of storms, floods, heat waves and droughts that have only diminished crop yields, according to a May article in National Geographic. The group issued a report calling for the U.S. to make food security a priority by investing in research, education and technology. Meanwhile, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced its initiative, Feed the Future, to improve the nutrition of mothers and children in developing nations. John Foley, a University of Minnesota researcher, outlined a five-step framework for feeding 9 billion people by 2050.

Oscar Sjogren

Real breakthroughs are being made in areas like sustainability, food safety, nutrition and agriculture. And FutureFood 2050—through this website and other media, and in an upcoming film—will keep you connected.

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