Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

  title={Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People},
  author={H. Charles J. Godfray and John R. Beddington and Ian R. Crute and Lawrence James Haddad and David Lawrence and James F. Muir and Jules Pretty and Sherman Robinson and Sandy M. Thomas and Camilla Toulmin},
  pages={812 - 818}
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… 
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