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On a Finite Planet, How Can We Feed a Growing Population?

The challenge of sustaining life on an increasingly crowded planet is growing more complicated every day. On October 31, 2011, the 7 billionth person entered an already stretched world.

According to the United Nations, we will have to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century.

By the year 2050, our planet will be home to another 2 billion people. How will we feed them all? Not only will there be more people, but everyone will have more money to spend on food.

Where will we grow all of it?

Change the way you think about food.

How and where we produce food is the most important conservation issue in the 21st century. Picture what would happen if we could freeze the footprint of food by doubling the productivity of farming.

Feeding 9 billion and maintaining a living planet
WWF’s Jason Clay explores where food production stands today, what 'business as usual' looks like in 2050, and how we could produce enough food for all and still maintain a living planet.

While there is no silver bullet to solve this problem, there is something that each of us can do.

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