AVMA weighs stepped-up role in global FOOD SECURITYSummit IDs ways veterinarians and livestock can help end chronic hunger

By R. Scott Nolen

With the world's population projected to grow by one-third to more than 9 billion people by 2050, global food production must increase as much as 70 percent to meet demand. Roughly 800 million men, women, and children already lack enough nutritious food to sustain a healthy and productive life, a condition the Food and Agriculture Organization describes as food insecurity.

Earlier this year, the AVMA convened a summit in Washington, D.C., to identify strategies for the Association