Article | January 17, 2020

Harnessing Data Will Be Key To Feeding Billions Of New People

Source: OSIsoft
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The numbers are staggering. In three decades, the global population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion. Feeding all those people — which includes 3 billion or so added since 2010 — won’t be possible unless food and beverage producers embrace a variety of solutions in the march toward sustainability.

According to a report by the World Resources Institute, almost two dozen recommendations need to be simultaneously implemented to close the food gap. These are broken down into five categories: reduce growth in demand for food and other agricultural products; increase food production without expanding agricultural land; protect and restore natural ecosystems; increase fish supply; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production.

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