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How Can We Feed 9 Billion People?

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About 1 billion people go hungry each day; that’s one in seven people! Predictions indicate that by 2050, the world population will surge to 9 billion. How will we feed this growing planet? Where will this food come from? Hunger is a huge issue that we simply can’t ignore.

In a dynamic BEEFTV video, Elanco Animal Health’s President Jeff Simmons explains the importance in ag technology and solutions to combat a growing food demand. Shot at the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Simmons stresses that we need to be innovative to feed the world. Learn more about it here.

As farmers and ranchers, we are committed to providing safe, affordable, wholesome food to the world. It’s our job to care for the animals, the planet and its people. Now, we have another mission — to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity. Pass along this video and help spread the word.

Today’s BEEF Daily question is a serious one: How can we sustainably feed a growing planet?

Answer this question in the comments section below and be entered to win a signed copy of “Levi’s Lost Calf” and a $100 VISA Beef Bucks Gift card, courtesy of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary! Winners will be announced on Thursday, with two additional chances to enter, so keep stopping by! These prizes are our way of saying thanks to you, our readers, during the holiday season! Thanks for being a part of this community.

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A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...

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