Saturday, 16 June 2012

More food, please

In advance of the recent G8 summit, Elanco (a company that develops and markets products to improve animal health and food animal production) president Jeff Simmons warned global leaders that food productivity is not keeping pace with food demand now and in the immediate future.

Food inflation combined with inadequate gains in productivity are clear indicators that our ability to feed a rapidly growing population is at serious risk without swift action.

Example 1
Eggs are one of the most basic, affordable protein sources that people around the world depend upon. But, in recent years, production has been declining by one egg per chicken per year.

Example 2
Global milk production has almost doubled in the past 50 years. Yet, fewer people have access to milk today because populations are growing faster than production gains,

No comments: