The risk of food security is real and pressing – food expert

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Food security is not an abstract issue it poses risks, an eminent food researcher says.

John Crawford from Rothamstead, the world’s leading agricultural research centre says that a series of problems are posed to the world by people not being able to source food.

The issue is consistently in the top five of issues, he says.

Population is growing and will break the 11 billion barrier.

Food security played a key role in sparking the disruption of the Arab Spring.

Emerging economies are becoming wealthier and put extra pressure on the food supply.

There will be an unsustainable demand for food.

The problems posed by food are complex but this is a good thing, he says. It means you are able to change things by making adjustments in other areas.

 

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