World is heading towards a never seen before food crisis. Years from now world wars would be fought for food and water. Experts claim that in approximately 30 years from now world food demands may rise upto 35%.
According to E.O Wilson, a prominent sociologist, the world’s population may be too large to feed itself, by 2050. There will be about 10 billion people on the earth by then, and food consumption will have climbed by 70% since 2017.
According to scientists, the maximum number of people that the Earth can feed is 10 billion.
Earth has been over-exploited by humans, and it is finally giving up. Professor Julian Cribb asserts that the world has overlooked a number of factors that point to an impending food catastrophe. And it’s occurring quickly!
“It’s arriving even faster than climate change.”– Julian Cribb, Professor
In his book “The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It”, Professor speaks about how water, land, and energy constraints, along with growing demand from population and economic expansion, could result in a global food scarcity around 2050. The situation will be exacerbated by a lack of technology and understanding.
Food prices, such as corn and rice, are expected to rise significantly as a result of the food crisis, by 180 and 130 percent, respectively, by 2030.
The covid situation has the greatest impact on food costs, indicating our limited output and poor supply chain management.
India, together with China, will account for about 40% of global consumption as a result of its expanding population resulting in too many mouths to feed and too little to supply.
To feed mankind, we will need to quadruple food production. However, basic food-production resources are growing limited. Every year, the globe loses 75 billion tonnes of topsoil (soil layer rich in organic matter necessary to grow crops).
Aside from the obvious issues of hunger, a lack of food is likely to lead to additional issues such as strife, mass migration, and even warfare. Wars over food and water supplies are expected to be fought in the future.
Not only do we use around 90 billion tonnes of natural resources from the Earth each year to fuel consumer culture. Between 2015 and 2050, the number is anticipated to quadruple, implying that the world’s forests may be nearly extinct by the end of the century and the waters of the globe might be depleted of fish.
If we consider Earth’s history in terms of a calendar year, we (humans) have only been here for around 37 minutes – and in the last 0.2 seconds, we have used 33 percent of the planet’s natural resources.
Earth has become a ticking time bomb as a result of our actions!
True transformation is required. Not only from governments and corporations, but from each and every one of us. Such changes are unlikely to occur without a better grasp of the situation and a greater awareness of the lives we live – and the implications they have. Thus bold and well-planned steps with good intentions are to be adopted promptly or we may require a second fully functional planet by 2030 to feed our growing population.
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