Asia’s food systems are under pressure study shows

by Food & Drink Business

Asian business leaders overwhelmingly agree that there is cause for alarm around Asia’s food security, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The study, Fixing Asia’s Food Systems, found that population growth, urbanisation and changing food demands are already pressuring Asia’s food systems and will threaten food security if not addressed.

The five-part research program commissioned by Cargill outlines six key megatrends: urbanisation, the double burden of under-nutrition and obesity, technology constraints, the need for transparency and sustainability, and politics.