Will we run out of food?

  • It's no longer just about agricultural productivity, but the environmental impact of production and the social impact of both production processes and the food itself.
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 The following is an excerpt from a post by Chief Innovation Officer Aidan Connolly on LinkedIn.
 
For the first time, perhaps in history, the biggest challenges facing the food chain involve not just productivity, but the environmental impact of production and the social impact of both production processes and the food itself. A paper published by Alltech five years ago and is about to be republished, uses the acronym GLIMPSE™ to summarize the seven factors (Government, Losses, Infrastructure, Markets, People, Science and Innovation, and Environment) that limit farmers from producing the food we will need.
 
A new in-depth study (Sodre et al) has been conducted with three distinct parts: 59 interviews with experts; a survey with 527 industry leaders; and an analysis of 1.3 million websites using different social media applications to determine public perception and to validate the initial research, which will determine if the same factors originally identified in the GLIMPSE framework still represent the major concerns and barriers for the agribusiness sector.
 
To discover the seven barriers farmers face in feeding the world, read the rest of Aidan's post.