Feeding the future
Experts say that by 2050, the world’s population will have risen from 7 billion to 9 billion and will, as a result, be consuming 70% more food than today.
“Can we feed a world of 9 billion? I would say the answer is yes“, said Robert Watson, chief scientific advisor to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Grassroot projects in Kenya’s Kibera slum are turning diets and incomes around simply by increasing the ability to grow vegetables and stack gardens.
In India, a push to help marginalised rural communities gain title to their land is leading to a significant drop in hunger.
It is changes like these, and alterations in the way that food is planted, watered and harvested, that are beginning to make up whispers of a 21st century food revolution, a revolution which relies on myriad “green bullets“ to tackle hunger.
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