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OpusFirst: Food Security is at the Core of the Worlds Several Challenges

Dublin, Ireland, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Ensuring food security is fundamentally linked to several global challenges we face during the 21st century, namely: population growth, climate change, and sustainably conserving our water and energy in the face of escalating demand. Official statistics and forecasts indicate that during the next decades, global production of food and energy must increase by 50% and available fresh water must increase by 30% in order to meet increasing demand. These goals will need to be met while also mitigating and adapting to climate change. This certainly creates major global challenges. Science and technology can make a significant contribution by providing practical solutions to these challenges. More advances will need to be made in research and development to increase our ability to meet our needs from the limited resources that we have, without causing any further negative impact on the environment. This means a high priority will need to be placed on scientific research and development - and the private sector and governments will need to work together on this. In order to increase our food production, a greener revolution is needed. Technologies and techniques from many disciplines, from engineering and biotechnology to newer areas such as nanotechnology will need to be used. The goal is to achieve an increase in sustainable food production. Managing and balancing water demand and supply across different industries will require several technological solutions and policy measures. Ensuring adequate water supply for human consumption and for industrial processes will be essential. Energy demand increases as population, urbanization and industrialization increase. While working on the goal to meet energy demand, it will be important to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Effective technological solutions and behavioral changes will be necessary. Ensuring food security is intricately linked to other challenges of the century - but the scientific and technological advances we have made can certainly help us to ensure that we achieve food, water and energy security - all in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner. Read more at http://www.opus1st.com ###

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