A recent report by the UK government has shown that food and water security is becomming even more depleted as the world population expands. ‘We have 20 years to arguably deliver something in the order of 40% more food; 30% more fresh water and of the order of 50% more energy.’ The report emphasizes the need to start producing these facilites now. Currently around 1 billion people suffer hunger problems and perhaps a further billion lack micronutrients. The food system is working for the majority of people, but those who don’t have power in decision making are most affected. Interestingly China is one of the few countries to have invested significantly in ending the Milennium Development Goals of halving hunger. Most of the other countries, especially the richest have failed to meet their targets.