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Too many people in the world? Recent report from UN and OECD shows growth in food production

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:01 AM
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A report released on june 15th, shows the growth expected in agriculture in the following years. The investiments in agriculture follow the growth of world population and subsequent growth in food demand.

According to the report, Brazil will show the biggest growth rate, of more than 40% till 2019.

Russian agriculture should grow 26% in the same period of time.

China and India also show a significant growth rate of 26% and 21% respectivelly.

It seems the BRIC is investing a lot in Agriculture and from all countries, those are the ones showing biggest developments in the next decade.

The growth rate in the European Union is stagnated at less than 4%.

Now, here is the good part of the report:

"The rise in the world agricultural production should be less swift in the next decade, compared to the last decade, but it should, however, allow the growth of 70% of world production of food by 2050, as demanded by the demographic growth."

So, does that mean we will have enough food to feed everyone, or just enough food to sell and/or go to waste in the competition for markets? Is that report really saying we can produce enough food to feed everyone, or should we really worry about reducing the world population?

How does that report plays out in accordance to the Depopulation theory? And how does that affect Monsanto's goal to run the World´s Food Suply?

Link to source(in portuguese)


[edit on 17-6-2010 by henriquefd]




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