Investing in Food and Nutrition

There are more mouths on the planet to feed than ever before and people are becoming more discerning about what they eat. How can hungry investors tap into these trends?

Faith Glasgow 20 May, 2021 | 11:43AM
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From food-borne disease, to global population growth, and the impact of intensive farming methods on the environment, feeding the world has long been an enormous and multifaceted challenge.

And the statistics indicate it’s not getting better. The Earth’s population is expected to rise from 8 billion to 10 billion by 2050, meaning a 60% increase in food demand in the next 30 years. Perversely, while 2 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, while another 2 billion are undernourished. Meanwhile, food production systems are responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Faith Glasgow  Faith Glasgow is a freelance journalist specialising in pensions and investment trusts