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originally posted by: ElGoobero
as they become bigger players do they risk becoming the new bullies?
originally posted by: rickymouse
Good grief. Chinese starting to eat the Western Diet, can't they see we are sick from this kind of diet. They do not allow a lot of American food that contains chemicals in China though, that may make things better, most cereals are not allowed to be imported from America for a couple of reasons.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Puma says he was shocked at the scale of the problem revealed in the results. Many of the countries that rely most heavily on overexploited aquifers also happen to be the world's biggest food producers: the U.S., Mexico, China, India. And the relationship between supply and demand in the global food trade is already tight. "So it's really troubling to look at this, on top of all of the challenges we face for the global food supply," he said.
phys.org - Overuse of water threatens global food supply.
Using data and a couple models some researchers came to a horrifying fact. Ground water reserves are being depleted and are not being replenished fast enough to meet demand. That means the water used to farm crops is slowly being used up in the growing regions which means less crops creating additional stress. The global farming methods needs to be rethought. Waste can be mitigated but it has to be done actively. I know humans are smart enough to solve the problem but needs to start... uh, like ten years ago!