After promising a national food plan during last year’s election, this week the Federal Government gave a glimpse of what might be in it with the release of an issues paper. And there are a lot of issues to consider when trying to work out how to double food production by 2050 to meet global demands while protecting fragile resources.
International and local experts say Australia could be a leader in securing global food supplies by exporting its farming and agricultural science smarts, as well as its produce. But there are also warnings that the country is not immune from a global food crisis and the instability that comes with it.
View the report on the future of our food on ABC Landline.
If you enjoyed the commentary from Julian Cribb, then watch this video from the 2011 National Sustainable Food Summit for more.