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Energy-Smart Food for People and Climate

 

UN FAO, 29 November 2011, Durban, South Africa/Rome

 

The global food system needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to succeed in feeding a growing world population, FAO said today.

"There is justifiable concern that the current dependence of the food sector on fossil fuels may limit the sector's ability to meet global food demands. The challenge is to decouple food prices from fluctuating and rising fossil fuel prices," according to an FAO paper published today during the UN Conference on Climate Change.

High and fluctuating prices of fossil fuels and doubts regarding their future availability mean that agri-food systems need to shift to an "energy-smart" model, according to the report Energy-Smart Food for People and Climate.

 

 

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