29 Mar '15, 12am

Food imports are becoming more and more important. Half of the world may rely on them by 2050.

Using climate data, soil type, and land use patterns, the researchers were able to calculate yields for major crops. Taking into account population statistics and food and water consumption for each nation, they calculated the amount of food each country could produce for itself. The study showed that many nations could not sustain their current diets and remain self sufficient . About 16 percent of the world’s population is already unable to supply enough food themselves domestically. The countries that currently rely most on other nations lie in North Africa, Central America, and the Middle East.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/study-projects-over-half-of-worlds-p...

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