Future of Food: Why Food Matters Now More Than Ever

In a special eight-month series, National Geographic is investigating the future of food. Why now? Dennis Dimick, executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine, explains the urgency of today's global food issues.

At National Geographic's Future of Food forum on May 2, 2014, leading experts gathered to discuss how we can feed a global population set to top nine billion by 2050.

Click here for National Geographic's eight-month series on the future of food.