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Ageing world population likely to present new dietary challenges

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE UK's leading scientific advisor, Sir John Beddington, has signalled a significant paradigm shift in world population growth after 2050. Some demographic forecasts are now showing that the long-term impact of China's 'one-child' family, combined with falling birth rates and delayed marriage in both developed and emerging economies, will lead to an increasingly ageing population, where India may overtake China by 2030 as the world's most populous country.

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