A visual guide to global food challenges

The World Resources Institute has complied 18 infographics that provide an overview of some of the major challenges confronting humanity’s food supply. As Janet Ranganathan explains,

The world is projected to hold a whopping 9.6 billion people by 2050. Figuring out how to feed all these people—while also advancing rural development, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting valuable ecosystems—is one of the greatest challenges of our era.

So what’s causing the global food challenge, and how can the world solve it? We begin to answer these questions through a series of graphics….

From climate change to biofuels, from increasing meat consumption (see below) to food waste, many of the big issues are clearly laid out. Check out the post here.

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