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Why global food security matters in 2024

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By illuminem briefings 🌎

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🗞️ Driving the news: The global population, set to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, is placing immense strain on food resources
Modern diets, increasingly resource-intensive and environmentally impactful, are compromising global food security and exacerbating climate change

🔭 The context: Food security, vital for human rights, has been jeopardized by factors like COVID-19, changing diets, and economic challenges
The Global Food Security Index shows vast disparities in food access worldwide, with certain regions, especially in Africa, facing severe food insecurity

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The interconnection between food security and climate change highlights the urgency of transforming food production and consumption to protect the planet

⏭️ What's next: Addressing global food security requires a multifaceted approach, including better distribution of food, sustainable agricultural practices, technological advancements, and policy interventions 
Immediate action is necessary to prevent future shortages and reduce environmental impact

📈 One stat: Approximately one-third of global food supplies, nearly 1.2 billion tonnes, are wasted annually, contributing to food insecurity

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