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Two issues facing the world: food versus population

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Population growth and increased per-capita consumption are driving global changes to how food is produced and distributed.

In particular, higher incomes have caused per-capita consumption of livestock products (and feed grains) to increase. However, these trends, like population growth, will not continue indefinitely.

Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr. Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, highlights several of the issues that will cause stress in the system of food production to support a slowing growing population. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

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