IAmA Scientist at U of G. We just co-authored a study that found there isn’t enough land to provide the food required for USDA dietary guidelines. AMA.
Hey Reddit - If the global population adopted recommended USDA dietary guidelines, there wouldn’t be enough land to provide the food required, according to a new study co-authored by University of Guelph researchers. We are those co-authors!
AMA will be live 12:45-1:45pm ET (8/10/2018).
Edit: Thanks for all the great questions that have continued to flow in after we were live. We will reply to as many as can over the next day!
Edit 2: Wow, thank you for all the great questions that have come in! We're going to tackle these this morning and then we'll bring this to an end.
Edit 3: Thank you again for the thought provoking questions, we're so delighted by your interest in our work! We're closing this now and we hope you have a great Saturday!
My name is Madhur Anand – I’m a Professor and Director of the Global Ecological Change & Sustainability laboratory in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, and Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation. My research looks at response of ecological systems to global ecological change, which can be anything from climate change to land-use changes, and on modelling the sustainability of complex human-environment systems.
My name is Evan Fraser – I’m a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and a professor of geography at the University of Guelph. My research looks at food sustainability and food security as we try to feed a growing population. I'll be following along from my account feedingninebillion.
Link to the release on this study (August 9, 2018): https://news.uoguelph.ca/2018/08/north-american-diets-require-land-study/
Madhur Anand proof (responding from @FoodfromThought): https://twitter.com/globalecochange/status/1027940018822754305
Evan Fraser proof (responding from @feedingninebillion): https://twitter.com/Feeding9Billion/status/1027938616910143488