Food security is a critical point for the future of the Earth. It is estimated that by 2050 the population will increase to 9.7 billion people; if we maintain the current feeding structure, this will mean that we would need twice as much farmland to feed the population.
Today,a third of the land available for cultivation is used to feed livestock and of the planted calories only 55% is for direct human consumption, while 36% is for feeding animals, of which only 4% of the calories reach the people.
By changing the use and destination of the planet’s current crops, we could feed more people. If we were to use existing farm fields only to feed humans directly, we would increase the number of calories available by 70%, which means feeding more than 4 billion people.
Our work focuses on getting people to choose a healthy and nutritious plant-based diet, so that we can ensure the availability of food and generate a way of consumption that is truly sustainable for people and the planet.