We have a rapidly growing population. In the last 200 years, we have gone globally from 1 billion to 7.7 billion people. We continue to expect an annual growth of 82 million people, anticipating 8.5 billion people by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. That is a lot of impact on the planet and its resources and a lot of mouths to feed.

Some facts to consider:

This FOOD AND AGRICULTURE section is organized so that you can digest information in small bites. There is a lot to learn and a lot of decisions and choices to be made. In FOOD there is help for individuals, restaurants, and organizations to better understand the changing landscape so that they can make decisions that help with climate change.

In AGRICULTURE the focus is on the greater issues, such as the effects of deforestation and industrial farming, as well as some of the nuances which affect the decisions of those who provide food for us: the farmers,ranchers, and fishermen.

CURRENT NEWS

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    More than 1/3
    of U.S. land is used for
    pasture…mostly cattle

    BLOOMBERG
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    If food waste were a country, it would be third after the US & China in its impact on global warming.

    WASHINGTON POST
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     60% more food
    will be needed in 2050
    based on current 
    diet
    and population trends

    CCAFS

KEY RESOURCES

17 Organizations Feeding the World Through Regenerative Agriculture

By Danielle Nierenberg and Eva Perroni     5/21/18   
Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous…

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Scientists isolate drought-resistant gene in barley

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