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Biological Sciences

Feeding the world

Published: 1 April 2010

How biosciences can help overcome the challenge of food security

Government scientists are predicting the ‘perfect storm’ – by 2030 the world will need 50 per cent more food, 50 per cent more energy and 30 per cent more fresh water.

Professor Guy Poppy, Head of the School of Biological Sciences and a leading expert on food security, was recently invited to a prestigious meeting in China by Research Councils UK.

Listen to Guy’s views on providing enough food to go round for everyone, the vital contribution biological sciences can make and how leading scientists are working together to make it all happen.

The UK government is funding [biological] scientists to generate more productive crops and to work with social scientists, to work out how to bring nutirious food to the people who need it

Professor Guy Poppy - Head of the School of Biological Sciences, speaking about food security
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