Keeping cities food-secure raises policy questions
Some major cities are far more food-secure than others, a first-ever study of three large metropolitan food systems has found. The Australian capital of Canberra, for example, derives the majority of its most common foods from regional agricultural areas, according to research by partners in the International Alliance of... Read more
We’ve dubbed 2010 the “year to really start worrying about food security,” and now we want to hear your thoughts. Where do believe the best solutions lie for feeding an ever-more-hungry planet? Will they involve: The miracles of food technology: Lab-grown meat, nanotech wizardry and genetically modified crops that... Read more
It started already last year, but 2010 is shaping up to be the year in which the issue of food security takes on a greater sense of urgency. Why? Because policy-makers have connected the dots about where current trends are taking us, and it’s scaring them silly. Consider the... Read more
As world leaders, scientists and activists meet in Copenhagen to focus on the challenges of climate change, a related and equally difficult problem is looming for the global population: food security. With the planet’s population projected to reach 9 billion by 2050 — that’s nearly 33 per cent greater... Read more
The answer to future food security concerns might not be, “Grow more food,” but “Grow better, more nutritious food,” according to researchers at the University of Nottigham. Martin Broadley, an associate professor of plant nutrition, is leading a team that’s looking for ways to grow “super” versions of cabbages... Read more