GLF : How to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050
Increasing the efficiency of natural resource use is the single most important step toward meeting sustainable environmental and food production goals to feed a growing global population.
So says a new report from the World Resources Institute (WRI), which recommends wide-ranging changes. Among them, reducing deforestation and restoring abandoned and unproductive land.
Some 820 million people are already undernourished, yet demand for food is projected to soar more than 50 percent by 2050 as the population increases to 9.8 billion people. Demand for animal-based foods is projected to increase 70 percent over the same time period.