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Food security: the challenge of feeding 9 billion people.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20110467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 and equitably. A multifaceted and linked global strategy is needed to ensure sustainable and equitable food security, different components of which are explored here.
H Charles J Godfray; John R Beddington; Ian R Crute; Lawrence Haddad; David Lawrence; James F Muir; Jules Pretty; Sherman Robinson; Sandy M Thomas; Camilla Toulmin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-01-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  327     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-12     Completed Date:  2010-03-09     Revised Date:  2010-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  812-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology and Institute of Biodiversity at the James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture* / economics,  methods,  statistics & numerical data
Conservation of Natural Resources
Costs and Cost Analysis
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Food* / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Food Handling
Food Supply* / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Food, Genetically Modified
Genetic Engineering
Malnutrition / epidemiology
Population Growth
Comment In:
Science. 2010 Apr 9;328(5975):172-3   [PMID:  20378800 ]

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