Opinion Piece Examines 4 Threats To Global Food Security
The Conversation: Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them
Stuart Thompson, senior lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at University of Westminster
“Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050. It should be possible, but things are looking tricky — especially when we also factor in the climatic instability caused by global warming. These are some of the current threats to food security and what we could do about them. 1. Drought … 2. Emerging diseases … 3. Salty soils … 4. Fertilizer dependence…” (9/22).