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Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

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Science  12 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5967, pp. 812-818
DOI: 10.1126/science.1185383

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  • Response to G. Flachowsky's E-Letter

    In a wide-ranging review of a broad and complex subject we had limited space to explore fully all the factors affecting resource use in livestock production systems, their relative sustainability and broader impact on the environment ("Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people," H. C. J. Godfray et al., Reviews, 12 February 2010, p. 812). The data in our Table 2 was primarily derived from Food and Agricu...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • Food Production Through Better Animal Husbandry

    I was happy to see the 12 February 2010 special section on Food Security. Unfortunately, as an animal nutritionist, I am disappointed in the livestock portion (pp. 816–817) of H. C. J. Godfray et al.'s Review ("Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people," 12 February 2010, p. 812). Animal scientists involved in breeding, nutrition, keeping, health, and welfare were underrepresented in the group of 10 auth...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.

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