The June 2013 United Nations report projects a population of 9.6 billion by 2050. That projection, coupled with well-documented concerns about limited resources, hunger, climate change and obesity, has people talking. While there’s no shortage of commentary, there appears to be a void when it comes to viable solutions to the challenges we face. Who truly understands the issues? Which ideas might actually work? It’s increasingly hard to separate fact from opinion.
FutureFood 2050 is a new publishing initiative from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Since its founding in 1939, IFT has been committed to advancing the science of food, both today and tomorrow. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 18,000 members from more than 100 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry. For more information, please visit ift.org.