posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 10:15 PM
I don't think we'll ever have a natural famine anymore, due to globalization. Local regional crops might suffer, but they can just import from
areas not in famine... if they can afford it.
And that's where my point is. Any famine these days is probably caused by an economic disparity. Africa is starving not because the world is short
of food, but because Africa is short of money, for example.
I can also imagine more specific 'famines', like I've read that bananas are apparently going extinct or something, and there may come a day when
the seedless banana no longer exists. (there's still other kinds though) Or, going to the animal kingdom, a certain species might go extinct due to
overeating, such as overfishing of rare species.
GM foods are a problem, too, though I suspect for other reasons than famine. I think I won't elaborate on that, since it's slightly off-topic, and
others are more educated than me on that. GM food = bad