The United Nations has stated that, if we are to meet the food needs of the projected population, food production will have to double by 2050.
A formidable task of itself, this goal is further complicated by some serious environment factors including:
- Soil Salinity
- Water Pollution
- Aquifer Depletion
- Climate change
- Loss of biodiversity
Any one of these poses a serious challenge – but all of them together place the world’s ability to feed itself at serious risk.
And it’s risk from which no-one is immune. For those of us who live privileged lifestyles in so-called developed countries, think about how quickly the food disappeared off the supermarket shelves the last time you experienced a power blackout – or a little riot – or some similar disruption to your otherwise cruisy lifestyle.
These are the times when having money is really not much use at all. In anything other than a 48-hour ripple, inflation (official or unofficial) will quickly see your money lose its value leaving you to pay exhorbitant amounts just to acquire life’s staples.
The first part of dealing with any problem is to know that it exists.
So, now you know…and, quite simply, if you’re not taking active steps to mitigate against the risks to the food chain, then you’re part of the problem.
So, where are you on the problem/solution spectrum? Do you have any ideas for how to turn this mess around?