To ensure food security we need to encourage crop diversity and establish a science-based red-alert system for the planetThere are plenty of summits to choose from this year, but the World Summit on Food Security deserves not to be lost in the crowd. This meeting in Rome from 16 to 18 November provides badly needed political momentum to three linked issues that rank among the most challenging of the current era: food security, biodiversity and climate change.Collectively, we are failing in the fight against world hunger. More than one billion people in the world today do not have enough food to meet their basic daily nutritional needs, and the situation in developing countries is getting worse.This is, first and foremost, a moral outrage. How can it be that in the 21st century, when we have taken men to the moon and back, we still cannot feed everyone on this planet?...
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