Overhauling the Global Food Production System

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"One billion people eat too little. One billion others eat too much. One-third of all food harvested around the world is lost or wasted." So begins a Scientific American blog post by Dr. Bruce Campbell, the Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Calling for a "drastic overhaul" to the global food production system, he argues that there is a "disconnect" between recent billion-dollar initiatives by the  G8, the Obama administration, and the private sector to boost food security and "the immediate need to scale up innovations that can produce healthy food, feed hungry people, and still protect the environment."  Citing examples from Brazil, India, China, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Campbell points to innovations and investments that can achieve this complex but achievable goal.

Read the complete blog post here.

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