Study: Global Food Security Increasingly Unstable

May 22, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Study: World Population-Food Supply Balance is Becoming Increasingly Unstable

See original/source content: https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-world-population-food-supply-balance-becoming-increasingly-unstable

Researchers report that as the world population increases and food demand has grown, globalization of trade has made the food supply more sensitive to environmental and market fluctuations. This leads to greater chances of food crises, particularly in nations where land and water resources are scarce and therefore food security strongly relies on imports.

The study assesses the food supply available to more than 140 nations (with populations greater than 1 million) and demonstrates that food security is becoming increasingly susceptible to perturbations in demographic growth, as humanity places increasing pressure on use of limited land and water resources.

See original/source content: https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-world-population-food-supply-balance-becoming-increasingly-unstable


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