Four key steps to a sustainable food future

The world’s population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, with rising numbers of people concentrated in urban areas and expanding middle classes. This means that food consumption patterns will continue to shift, with demand growing for processed foods and value-added products. Now, however, large populations still struggle to meet their daily food needs; currently about 815 million people worldwide are food-insecure. Addressing persistent food insecurity, and doing so in a sustainable way, remains one of the gravest challenges facing today’s policy makers.