16 Nov '11, 3pm

Major investment needed to avert global food crisis, study says #farming #hunger #food

16 Nov 2011: Major Investment Needed To Avert Food Crisis, Study Says An international commission says billions of dollars must be invested in agriculture and food distribution to avoid a catastrophic increase in hunger worldwide in the coming years. In a new study, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change said a coordinated series of responses is needed to feed a growing world population in the face of climate change, ecosystem degradation, and rising food prices. By significantly increasing sustainable agriculture, the group says, the world can use farming as a tool to fight climate change since healthy soils could absorb carbon dioxide rather than releasing it. Other recommendations include intensifying agricultural production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions; targeting populations that are most vulnerable; improving access to nutritional food...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/major_investment_needed_to_av...

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