Documentary film on food security screened at MSSRF
Chennai July 16, 2016: The Seminar Committee of MSSRF organized a screening of the documentary film “10 Billion – What’s on your plate?” on July 16 at the Foundation. The film talks about the measures that corporates, NGOs, research and other institutions across countries are taking to solve the food crisis. It attempts to look at the problem the world will face in 2050, when the population reaches 10 billion in providing food for such that many people under conditions of dwindling arable land and water resources. Inevitably, production would be unable to keep pace with the demand and there will many who would go hungry. Already, as the movie mentions, there is a high inequality in the distribution of food. The film was introduced by Ms Sangeetha Rajeesh, Research Uptake Manager & Communication Specialist with LANSA-MSSRF, who was involved in the production of the India part of the documentary.
The movie weighs the various pros and cons of industrial agriculture versus organic agriculture versus other different models of agriculture. It shows a snapshot of the current work being done in countries like Germany, India, Mozambique, Malawi, UK and the United States. MSSRF, has been engaging in work on issues relating to food and nutrition security and the movie provides a perspective on the challenges related to nutrition security. The link to the trailer of the film is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVmQjnv1fzA
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.