Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Observer 203, December 1996/January 1997
Over the last fifty years the world’s population has more than doubled. By the year 2020 there are likely to be almost 2 billion more people to share the planet. Economic growth has meant that most of us have more money to spend; as a result, global demand for food has expanded hugely. Yet agriculture and the food industry manage to supply ever-larger amounts of food and raw materials to satisfy this demand.
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