Will we survive? Global food supply 2050- What WE Do Now, to prevent doom
Long-term food security depends upon many variables. One thing that never dawned on me though, was to view the production of the world’s food supply as “ total calorie production”. It made me look at our food supply with a whole different perspective.
Koo, a professor and director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies Director in the NDSU sums it up like this,
“Being able to satisfy the aggregate consumption of calories to lead active and healthy lives (33 trillion calories) to feed the world security is not just a problem for the poor. It will become, increasingly, a problem for everybody.”
After examining Koo’s theory, I had many questions. Research showed me that I was not alone. Millions of concerned individuals worldwide are asking the same questions.
Are there any viable solutions that will meet the growing demands for the arable land required to grow and produce nutrient rich food that we can implement now?
With an increasing population, increased need for housing, increased demand for natural resources, limited clean water, and so on, will Mother Earth be able to accommodate these increasing demands with out suffering severe consequences, if we don’t act now to embrace sustainable options?
Are there any farming technologies available that can remedy the dilemma we are facing with current negative trends that will enhance food quality, safety and security?
What are alternative agricultural practices that have been implemented in areas of the world where similar problems have inflicted devastation and near starvation, that forced nations to discover successful solutions to feed people and farm animals that are processed for food consumption?
What commodities can become sustainable and provide economic profitability?
With population growth inevitable; will the increasing amount of deaths occurring from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war, iatrogenesis, famine and diseases, instinctively balance things out, thus reducing the need to produce the projected amounts of calories, Koo sites?
Could global warming be contributing to uncertainty in crop and livestock production, adversely impacting the health of humanity and the plant?
What is the reality of increasing price volatility in agricultural products? Will it trigger more starvation?
So many questions, so many concerns; do we have the time to deliver and implement resolutions?
Many people want truthful answers and viable solutions, NOW in order to avoid impending doom, for the children who already live such complicated lives with such challenges, of the likes that we have never experienced before.
Sustainable agriculture, along with the rebirth of local family farming will aid the problem enormously. Vertical Hydroponic production for human and animal food
- Utilizes less water
- Requires less land
- 70% of farming will never require arable land
- Is drought resistant
- Reduces greenhouse gasses
- Increases food calorie quality
- Will benefit to the economy
- Increase the heath of the nation
Implementation of commercial hydroponic systems and production methods has proven to provide solutions to droughts, severe weather conditions, limited arable land and diseased and infested crops.
What is the reality of implementing these proven sustainable local agricultural practices now?
Here is what Koo said:
“• Assume that global warming will affect agricultural production negatively. It is important to develop crop varieties that are adaptable under severe weather conditions. In addition, all nations should develop a policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent continuous global warming. This effort should be global rather than regional.
• All countries, especially developed countries, should invest in research and development to improve agricultural productivity and make the technology available to developing and food- deficit countries and regions.
• It is important to develop a global carryover stock policy to reduce uncertainty in agricultural production stemming from the weather.”
Together we can reverse negative trends and improve agricultural productivity, reduce greenhouse gasses and we can have success regardless of inclement and severe weather conditions. Research has been done; green technologies do exist in parts of the world that had no other choices when it came to providing their population with a healthy food supply. Now is the time for communities to stand together, before the time comes when the food crisis is irreversible.
Home owners can build a greenhouse dome and cover it with Solawap greenhouse plastic for their back yard. Schools can build them to teach young people how to be come more self sustaining while being more friendly to the earth and providing healthier food for their student population. Businesses with cafeterias or restaurants in cities can build greenhouses with Solawrap on rooftops. The possibilities are endless. Technologies exist that make agriculture work better and produce more.
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