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Meeting one of the great challenges of our time—providing a growing global population with food—requires research with a holistic perspective on food production, people’s eating habits, and the population increase. However, during the last few decades, the world’s researchers have primarily focused on the first of these factors, and more or less ignored the other two. This has recently been established by a research team tied to Swedish universities.

Forecasts indicate that it can become difficult to uphold the current food production in the wake of climate changes, impoverishment of land, and shortage of water. At the same time, the ongoing population growth and people’s current eating habits put pressure to increase the production. Researchers looking for answers for how to provide food for a growing global population should, in this…

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