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Resilience to Global Food Supply Catastrophes

Topics: Food and Agriculture,

This resource outlines ways to increase the resilience of the flood supply to global disasters, including nuclear wars, volcanic eruptions, plant disease outbreaks, and so on, which have an impact that cannot be mitigated with traditional food aid programs. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of three specific options: food stockpiles, agriculture, and foods produced with non-sunlight energy. The paper suggests regions use a combination of these methods depending on their particular needs and proposes a specific research agenda to inform these resilience decisions.

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