The Foresight report on The Future of Food and Farming was launched 24 January 2011. The report had huge impact in media from across the globe, with coverage from the US to Malaysia, Australia, India and back to the UK. You can read about it here. Click on the titles to view the relevant website.
A UK government-commissioned study into food security has called for urgent action to avert global hunger.
The era of cheap food is at an end, with the real prices of key crops set to rise 50-100 per cent during the next 40 years, according to a UK government report.
Farming leaders and agricultural scientists yesterday enthusiastically endorsed a report calling for a fundamental change in world food production in order to feed the expected increase in population.
The existing food system fails half the people on the planet, and needs radical change if world is to feed itself, report warns.
GENETICALLY-MODIFIED crops could help meet the rising demand for food amid growing populations, the government’s chief scientific adviser said yesterday.
FOOD prices could soar by 50 per cent within 40 years if we do not use genetically modified crops, a Government report warned yesterday.
The quest to feed the world's rapidly growing population over the next 40 years needs a frontloaded approach to funding agricultural research, according to a report on food security released today (24 January).
Recent protests over food prices underline a key message from a new report about the potential dangers of neglecting agricultural research.
Declining food prices are a thing of the past, and the world must reform its agricultural system to prepare for increasingly volatile prices, the UK government's Foresight Programme said today.
Food prices could double unless farming undergoes the "greenest revolution" including genetic modification, cloned livestock and nanotechnology, scientists have warned.
THE organic and conventional farming lobbies have been urged to put their differences behind them and stop bickering over which system is best to meet the global food challenge.
CONTROVERSIAL new technologies such as GM and animal cloning should not be disregarded in the fight to beat global hunger and ease concerns over rising food prices, leading scientists have warned.
URGENT action is needed to boost food production and avoid the prospect of rising food prices and increasing global hunger, a report by leading scientists has warned.
DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman has called for an agricultural revolution to feed a global population expected to reach 9bn within 40 years.
Government-commissioned study says internet access can help agricultural sustainability
Food shortages could become common across the globe soon if governments don’t know how to adapt to the increasing demands.
Think tank suggests minimising waste and removing trade barriers could help provide food for 2050 population
A future food shortage could be tackled by genetically modified (GM) crops, the government's chief scientific adviser Professor Sir John Beddington has said in response to a report by Foresight on global food and farming futures.
Global markets must be opened up to deal with the rate of population growth over coming decades, Caroline Spelman has insisted.
The Foresight Report on Food and Farming Futures, commissioned by the British government and broken in The Independent by my colleague and our science editor, Steve Connor, is a timely contribution to the debate on food security.
The era of cheap food is over, and prices are likely to rise significantly in coming decades, due to the increase in the global population and a worldwide shift towards eating more meat and dairy produce, a major study into the future of farming has concluded.
The cost of food will soar by 50% over the next few decades as the world becomes racked by famine, mass migrations and riots, experts have warned.
Aquaculture will play a major role in feeding the world’s population sustainably and equitably over the next 40 years when it’s expected to top 9 billion, according to a new report out of the United Kingdom.
The UK must reinvent its food system to make it fit for the rest of the 21st century, according to Professor Ian Crute, Chief Scientist at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
A detailed analysis of the global food situation has found that a billion people are hungry, another billion malnourished, and that unless action is taken, there will not be enough food for the growing population.
There is a stark warning from one of the government's most senior advisors that urgent action must be taken to protect the next generation from a global food crisis.
The chief scientific adviser to the British government talks about his report on the world food system and why the era of cheap food is over.
In this week's podcast: Clive talks to the chief scientific adviser to the UK government, Sir John Beddington, about the long-term global future of food and farming and we have our first contribution from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) about the implications of the shake-up planned for Britain's National Health Service.
At the United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, in December 2010, the parties agreed to a global target of no more than 2°C warming above preindustrial levels. In an important new step, both developed and developing countries agreed to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet this long-term goal. They also set important milestones on reducing deforestation and providing funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change.
(Reuters) - The current spike in food prices is a repeat of the 2007/08 crisis and indicates urgent reforms are needed to a stressed global agricultural system, John Beddington, the government's chief scientist said on Monday.
GLOBAL AGRICULTURE is living beyond its means, a major British report warned yesterday, and the world is threatened with a major food crisis within 20 years unless action is taken urgently.
A study on food security commissioned by the British government is calling for urgent action to avert global hunger.
A new British study has painted a bleak picture of the future of global food security.
Urgent action needs to be taken in current food production systems in order to defend global food security, says a study commissioned by the UK.
The UK government Science & Technology think-tank, Foresight, has produced a report on the future of food & farming predicting a range of outcomes between 2011 and 2050.
Food production must change more radically than during the industrial revolution if the world is to feed the more than nine billion mouths forecast by 2050, a U.K. report said.
LONDON—The current spike in food prices is a repeat of the 2007/08 crisis and indicates urgent reforms are needed to a stressed global agricultural system, John Beddington, the U.K. government’s chief scientist said on Monday.
World leaders need to begin laying the tracks for an industrial-revolution-like transformation if they want to stop the overstressed global food system from spiralling further out of control, a report commissioned by the British government says.
Prof. Lawrence Haddad, one of the authors of a new global study into the threat of food shortages, offers an insight into ways in which a fast-growing economy like India can take the lead.