Ten billlion people... By 2050, the Earth will have four times more people than a century before, and three billion more than today. Feeding the world sustainably with a balanced diet while restoring and preserving the environment is clearly one of the major challenges now facing us.
Water, soils, biodiversity, climate... all these aspects of our planet are now affected by our food production methods. Today's agriculture is responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions and uses 70% of the fresh water consumed every year. A contributor to climate change, it is also one of its main "victims", under the effects of drought, falling yields etc.
Above and beyond agriculture, the entire food chain impacts our environment – from food processing and transport, to the challenge of food waste (which represents a third of the food produced worldwide). A radical transformation of our food systems and patterns is therefore required if we are to succeed in producing more, better food in the future while respecting the environment.