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"Perfect Storm" of Food, Water and Energy Shortages Predicted


Famines affecting a billion people will threaten global food security during the 21st century, according to a leading US scientist.

Nina Fedoroff, the US State Department chief scientist, is convinced that food shortages will be the biggest challenge facing the world as temperatures and population levels rise. Food security in the coming years, she said, is “a huge problem” that has been met with little more than complacency.


SOURCE:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article5962238.ece
Tags: food, population, the long emergency
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