Reducing Agricultural and Food Waste: Implications for Biodiversity and the Environment
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2. Land and Water, CSIRO, QLD 4810, Australia
3. James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK
Interests: conservation; biodiversity; agriculture; food security; climate change
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With the global population currently over seven billion, and expected to increase to over nine billion in the next 30 years, the race is on to find ways to feed, and provide water and clothes to the citizens of the planet. Food security is high on both national and international agendas, with a push to increase the production of food by up to 70% in the next 30 years. Increased agricultural production may have both direct and indirect effects on wildlife species, however, other species may be affected by perverse outcomes of the food security agenda that have not yet been addressed. Reductions in waste from agricultural production and food systems is one such issue. This Special issue will highlight the potential impact on species that have become reliant on food waste. These species may be seen currently as pests or vermin, however, the consequences of a reduction in food waste could not only affect them directly but might also have significant systemic effects with repercussions across food webs and the environment.
Prof. Iain Gordon
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- Food security
- nature conservation
- food webs