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How many more hens and cows will we need by 2050?

An article on the TruthAboutTrade.org website has highlighted once again the issue of global food productivity versus food demand.

The article contains some interesting facts and figures quoted by Jeff Simmons of Elanco during a panel discussion with senior global leaders at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium “Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the G8 Summit.”

For example, three times as many laying hens will be required to feed families by 2050, and if there are not improvements in productivity levels we would also need 15 million extra dairy cows.

You can read the full article at: http://www.truthabouttrade.org/2012/05/29/urgent-action-required-on-falling-food-productivity/

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