The Future of Food: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries
This briefing will assess the significance of changes in global food supply driven in part by steep rises in key commodity prices. Addressing the issues across a broad political, economic and social spectrum, the speakers will outline why food supply has become such a major political concern and consider the implications for the UK/EU and the developing world:
- The longer-term need for a dramatic expansion of global food production
- The use of land for food production versus biofuels
- Rising costs for the provision of humanitarian assistance
- The risks of growing trade protectionism and reform of the CAP
- What should a global food policy aim to achieve?
Please note these Briefings are for MPs and peers only.