Re: The e-Consultation on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security

Simon Ross Population Matters, United Kingdom
27-11-2012

The key challenges to food security include rising demand for food, climate change and rising demand for energy, water and land.  All are a consequence of rising per capita consumption and population numbers.  Only by limiting the rise in demand can be guarantee food security.

We should therefore encourage greater equity to allow the poorest to improve their consumption without increasing overall human impact on the environment.  We should also provide universal access to rights based family planning and encourage female employment to reduce the birth rate in all countries to sub replacement levels.

Simon Ross

Population Matters

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