Our global food system is under increasing strain. A changing climate, pests, and stresses on water and land use have made life increasingly difficult for farmers. Raising livestock for meat also uses a lot of land and energy which is under increasing demand from a rising population and growing middle class.How can we produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way to a population which is expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050?
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist, broadcaster and author of ‘Greedy man in a hungry food’, with a fine collection of floral shirts.
Edd Colbert is Campaign Coordinator for The Pig Idea, London’s latest food waste campaign that aims to divert food waste to livestock feed, reducing our dependency on imported cereal crops and improving farming’s impact on the environment.
Tim Wheeler is Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research and Evidence Division at the UK Department for International Development, where he oversees most of the research that the Department commissions.
Peter Smithers is an entomologist based in Plymouth. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and Editor of the Royal Entomological Societies Bulletin, Antenna.