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Averting a Global Food Crisis

To prevent a food crisis, humans must take steps to ensure that the global food supply is sufficient to meet the needs of the growing population. This will require a combination of efforts, including increasing food production, reducing food waste, and improving access to food for those who are food insecure.

To increase food production, humans can implement a range of measures, such as improving agricultural technology and practices, investing in research and development of new crops and farming methods, and providing support and incentives to farmers. Reducing food waste is also crucial, as up to one third of all food produced in the world is wasted, either during production, transportation, or consumption. Reducing food waste can help to ensure that more of the food that is produced is available for consumption, and can help to prevent shortages and price increases.

Improving access to food is also essential. This can be achieved through a variety of means, such as providing food assistance programs to those in need, promoting sustainable and equitable food systems, and addressing the root causes of food insecurity, such as poverty, conflict, and climate change. By taking these steps, humans can help to prevent a global food crisis and ensure that everyone has access to the food they need to live healthy and productive lives.

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