How to Feed the Global Population of 2050: Net Impact’s “Nourishing Nine Billion” SolutionLab Offers Answers - The Minute

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How to Feed the Global Population of 2050: Net Impact’s “Nourishing Nine Billion” SolutionLab Offers Answers - The Minute

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:45pm

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Today, there are about seven billion people on the planet. By 2050, that number will grow to nine billion. This rapid rise in the world’s population raises an obvious question: with one billion people already going hungry today, how are two billion more to be fed? Last week, I heard some answers to that question at the Nourishing Nine Billion SolutionLab at Tufts University. Presented by Net Impact in partnership with CollaborateUp and sponsored by Monsanto, the event focused on this question: “what social innovations would produce more—and more nutritious—foods with less water and greater profits for farmers?”

A packed classroom of students first heard about various food challenges from a panel of experts, then engaged in a session to focus on the issues, from sustainable supply chains to better nutrition. Five study groups were formed to develop and make presentations about actionable solutions. These solutions ranged from scaling smallholder market farming to creating an app to educate consumers and a plan to encourage grocery stores to improve access to nutritious food through more information. The intelligence of the proposals, along with a high level of energy and commitment, justify hope that feeding two billion people more—and more nutritious food—can be done.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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