Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Food for the Future is a short documentary that examines how the world can best balance the need for nutritious and affordable food with protecting the environment.

The film, produced by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), explores the food revolution which is happening around the world and some of the challenges in the sector. It summarises the opportunities and challenges facing the world’s global food system.

The world’s agriculture produces as much greenhouse gas as the whole of the world’s transport. Sustainable food production is not a luxury but a necessity both to fight climate change and to stop soil erosion which is shrinking areas of arable land.

By 2050 the global population is forecast to reach 10 billion people. Food for the Future shows how food production will need to rise substantially to feed that population. At the same time, a third of the food made today is wasted, while hundreds of millions of people around the world are still malnourished.

Food for the Future features food growers, experts and scientists from Morocco, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and other countries, and their take on the changes that need to be made throughout the world to create a sustainable food system.

The documentary identifies efficient technologies, IT solutions for “smart” agriculture, know-how and a focus on sustainability are a big part of the answer.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

 

 

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