reply to post by UnlimitedSky
Really? You really believe that food crisis is a created theme?
I`m not sure you really know how well educated you are in agriculture.
First of all, the primary food sources in the world today are corn, wheat and rice. To produce this you need land. Land is either fertile or not. For
land to become naturally fertile if it`s not already, takes a very long time - we`re talking years to decades.
Now - to make enough food to day we have had to resort to a couple of things.
1. Fertilizer - and the fertilizer we have enough of is made either by industry - where we take the nitrogen out of the air. We also dig up our
natural fertilizer resources that are diminishing rapidly. Potash. Feces fertilizer and organic fertilizer just simply isn`t good enough to produce
In agriculture the land also gets impervious to fertilizer eventually. You will need ever increasing amounts of fertilizer to get the same results.
2. Genetical modification of the food to make less losses in production. This process has eliminated a lot of the natural heirloom and the nutritional
facts of GM food is still being discussed.
3. Overfishing - yes - we are overfishing. If you believe this issue has been created by the media then I suggest you go talk to some fishermen. I
know by personal experience that our seas resources are rapidly diminishing and at the point where "production" doesn`t make demand. This is ONE of
the reasons why we now also have genetically modified fish like cod and trout, profit is another reason. There simply isn`t enough naturally fish
anymore. For gods sake, the Japanese are eating pretty much everything you find in the ocean - including dolphins. They`re eating more different stuff
now then before, and it`s mostly because they can`t catch enough of what they did before to make demand.
If there is ANY hope of meeting demand for food in the future we will have to resort to eating algae.
The last nail in our coffin would be all the garbage we`re producing. You might not see it after they take it away, but it`s everywhere and recycling
just doesn`t cut it. If you have any idea how algorithms work then you will understand that the curve of human population is increasing quite
If everyone had land to create food for them selves then ok - we might be better off. Preferably using aquaponics. But that is not the reality of the
world, and until we are at the breaking point - it will not happen. Before that you would have super-inflation in food prices before everyone took to
making their own food. At this point there simply won`t be enough good land and fresh water to do so.
Sorry to bust your bubble.
edit on 1-11-2011 by br0ker because: spelling
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