posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 01:16 PM
I am an advocate of teaching people survival basics I think everyone should know how to make their own food.
As for people not being eatable that is inaccurate. see if what we were eating was to kill us fast tho population would not be where it's at. Humans
can infact eat other humans...
Let's look at Americas corn products which include almost everything manufactured and processed. It is also used to feed live stock so if the corn
failed for whatever reason for one year it would infact cause most of the United States and Canada to go hungry so much so I am willing to say that if
more diversification among'st food is not found we would infact loose millions to hunger.
"do you have any idea what it would take to cause that kind of famine? more than a century of gradual change. by that time, we'll have
desalinization plants all over the coasts, and alternative fuel. transporting the water to the midwest would not be much of an issue at that point.
famine due to massive drought on this level would not be enough to cause mass starvation."
You missed the point...I am not talking a gradual change I am saying if just for one year it either rained too much or to little which is a definate
possibility. You don't need desertification to loose crops. Too much moisture from to much rain or an overactive winter which both of these scenarios
have happened here. flooding in the fields mean you cannot plant crops. This also had happened in Europe last year especially Germany massive rains
cause huge flood there.
It may not be a case of desertification there are many reasons why agriculture can fail. Since agriculture is so heavily relied on if something
jeopardized and seriously damages let's say 90% of the corn or up here in Canada the wheat,barley,canola we would have a serious problem.