How to feed 9 billion people in 2050?

The question of the diet of men does not arise in a uniform way. Because throughout the world, our production and consumption patterns are different.

I – Case study : feeding men in Eastern Asia (China/Japan)

A – Ensuring food security in Japan1 – A very varied production, but strong constraints

Doc 1 : Gourmet solitaire (manga – 8 pages)


The issue of feeding people does not arise evenly. For the world, our ways of production and consumption are different.

=> Description of available food supply.

  • Distribution: cereals, vegetables, fruit, place of fish and fish products in general
  • very varied choice (even the hero does not know all the specialties)

=> Access to food is not a problem, (100 y ≈ 1 euro) when we know that 25% of the world’s population lives on less than 1 euro a day.

=> rich Food, varied and abundant in seafood

Unlike the other countries of the North (USA, Europe, Australia) the Japanese are not in a situation of overeating (average in the north 3 300 kca / hab / day, while 2,500 Kca / hab / day is enough for an average person – which is the case in Japan) due to this high consumption of fish and vegetables, while elsewhere a diet rich in meat and fat causes problems related to overweight especially in the poorest population.

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