The Task force on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience estimated that due to a rise in the world population from 7.3 billion to 9 billion in 2050, food production will need to increase by more than 60 percent. This implies cutting waste and growing more food per square meter than we do today. Modern tools, genetically modified crops and efficiency measures can help meet this goal, but not if the effects of climate change offset any incremental improvements. Any effort aimed at securing the food supply in the future must account for climate-smart practices. This is explained in a recently released video by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.
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