And Eat It Too

Read this line from “World Bank Sees ‘Vulnerable’ Food System on Climate Change”:

The world will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to feed a global population expected to grow to more than 9 billion from 7 billion now, the United Nations’ Rome-based Food & Agriculture Organization estimates.

If it didn’t send a chill up your spine then you are likely old or unaware of the looming problems with food production, which include loss of top soil, water shortages, climate variables, and increasing costs for fossil fuel-based fertilizers and such.

I’m reading about possible production drops of twenty percent or so. So if we are going to need seventy percent more food, where’s it gonna come from? Soylent Green?


UPDATE: The information comes in from all over, but it all says pretty much the same thing. Reading between the lines, everything says FEWER BABIES!!

“This Terrifying Chart Shows We’re Not Growing Enough Food to Feed the World”

When I think of the future, I think of a new neighbor cheerfully telling me she has ten grandchildren. I shuddered and managed a wan smile.


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