I’m Prof Tim Benton, UK Global Food Security Champion, today is World Food Day so AMA about the future of food security
Hi Reddit, I’m Tim Benton, the “Champion” for the UK’s Global Food Security programme (http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk), and Professor of Population Ecology at Leeds University.
The world faces a potential crisis in food security. The challenge is to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way for a growing global population, which is projected to exceed 9Bn by 2050.
As GFS Champion I am a UK ambassador and spokesperson on food and food security, and co-ordinate work across this area between research councils and government departments.
I'll start answering at 15:00 BST.
*edit: Dear Everyone, what a great afternoon. Thanks for all the questions and sorry I didn't get to answer them all. Enjoy the rest of World Food Day and I hope, between us all, and our actions, we can move towards a more food secure and sustainable world. Thanks!