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Author Gardner, Brian, 1938- author.

Title Global food futures : feeding the world in 2050 / Brian Gardner.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.

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 Moore Stacks  HD9000.5 .G274 2013    Available  ---
Description xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index.
Contents Introduction : Does the world face a continuous "food crisis"? -- Famine or plenty? -- World agricultural trade -- Speculation and food prices -- The pattern of food consumption -- Population growth and the demand for food -- The production response -- Impact of energy supply on food production and food prices -- Climate change and world food supply -- The world economy and the demand for food -- The increasing demand for food -- Access to food -- Food supply policies -- Sustainability of the world food production system -- Conclusion.
Summary This is the first text to present a scholarly, balanced approach to the contentious area of food production and supply up to 2050 - offering a readable and well-informed account which tackles the global food situation in all its totality, from agricultural production, technological advance, dietary concerns, population changes, income trends, environmental issues, government food and agriculture policy, trade, financial markets, macroeconomics and food security. Highly accessible and written by a specialist author with experience as an agricultural analyst, policy advisor and researcher, Global Food Futures synthesises the key issues in one volume.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index.
Contents Introduction : Does the world face a continuous "food crisis"? -- Famine or plenty? -- World agricultural trade -- Speculation and food prices -- The pattern of food consumption -- Population growth and the demand for food -- The production response -- Impact of energy supply on food production and food prices -- Climate change and world food supply -- The world economy and the demand for food -- The increasing demand for food -- Access to food -- Food supply policies -- Sustainability of the world food production system -- Conclusion.
Summary This is the first text to present a scholarly, balanced approach to the contentious area of food production and supply up to 2050 - offering a readable and well-informed account which tackles the global food situation in all its totality, from agricultural production, technological advance, dietary concerns, population changes, income trends, environmental issues, government food and agriculture policy, trade, financial markets, macroeconomics and food security. Highly accessible and written by a specialist author with experience as an agricultural analyst, policy advisor and researcher, Global Food Futures synthesises the key issues in one volume.
Subject Food security.
Food supply.
Famines -- Prevention.
Food habits.
Population.
Food industry and trade.
Nutrition.
Famines -- Prevention.
Food security.
Food supply.
ISBN 9780857851543 (HB)
0857851543 (HB)
9780857851550 (PB)
0857851551 (PB)
9780857851574 (ePub)
0857851578 (ePub)