Sustainable food production becoming critical due to population growth


From Brazilian coffee beans to fish caught in the Mediterranean, today’s grocery stores are stocked with a wide variety of produce.

Many of us are now spoiled for choice when it comes to the food we put on our table, but it’s sometimes easy to forget that the ingredients we use in our kitchens are part of a vast, interlinked and energy intensive chain that connects farmers, suppliers, retailers and a whole lot more.

Indeed, food systems, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), “currently consume 30% of the world’s available energy” and rely heavily on fossil fuels. As concerns about the environment and pressure on resources increases, efforts are…


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