Feeding Nine Billion: Watch The Video & Vote For the Next Topic

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Author: Jenn Kucharczyk

Posted: November 12, 2012

Categories: Food in the News / Food Strategies

“In six of the last eleven years, the world ate more than it produced and the buffer we take from one year to the next has been steadily falling. Unless we radically re-envision the way we produce and consume food, the future well-being of everyone on the planet is very much in question.”


Food security expert Dr. Evan Fraser of the University of Guelph has launched the Feeding Nine Billion project with the help of a dedicated group of graduate students. The animated video provides an engaging overview of four possible “solutions” to the global food crisis, as well as their criticisms, ending with a call to action for citizens to engage in this debate. Future issues to be discussed include science and technology, distribution, local food systems, and regulation. Audience members are encouraged to “vote” on the issue they are most interested in by going to the associated webpage, which will trigger the creation of an additional four videos, providing an in-depth look at each of the four “solutions”, and associated national and international advocacy and awareness campaigns.

For more information on the topic, you can read Dr. Fraser’s associated article (co-authored with Andrew Rimas), the cover story of the December 2012 issue of The Walrus Magazine (released today).

Please share this video with your colleagues, students, and friends and encourage them to vote in the poll to decide which video is made next!

Dr. Evan Fraser is the Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security. He can be contacted by phone at  519-824-4120 ext 53011, or by email at frasere@uoguelph.ca.

You can follow the project on the following social media outlets too!

Twitter: @feeding9billion

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FeedingNineBillion