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Sustainable, Secure Food

Welcome to our blog about sustainable food production and food security!

We define secure and sustainable food production as growing adequate nutritious and affordable food for the world’s growing population while protecting the environment.

There are 7.5 billion1 people on our planet (2017). They need food production that ensures the safety of natural resources. These resources may be air, water, soil, and more. The population is expected to be close to 10 billion1 by 2050.  We need to find the practices and solutions that preserve resources and feed future generations.

This blog is sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Our members are researchers and trained, certified, professionals in the areas of growing our worlds’ food supply, while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities and private businesses across the United States and the world.

The topics in this blog will build the story of how our food is grown, both in the United States and worldwide. We’ll include information you can put to use in your home garden, whether that is a pot on your deck, or a substantial area of land. We’ll tell the story of research and practice of smallholder farmers, who produce a significant amount of the worlds’ food supply. We’ll also talk about tools and best practices with large-scale food production. Part of the story of food security and sustainability is philosophical, and we’ll also get into those topics.

We welcome your questions. To contact our editor, please email secure-food@sciencesocieties.org.

 

  1. https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2017.html