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Global Food Crisis?

Does the end of cheap energy mean the end of abundant and affordable food?

With oil becoming more expensive, it becomes harder to sustain intensive agricultural practices and harder to transport the food produced. In addition, increased demand for bio-fuels, world population growth, climate change, and pollution are all expected to impact the food supply in coming years.
It’s not unusual these days to find media coverage of rising food costs and a potential global food crisis in our near future. The question is, how concerned should we be, and what can we do to prevent such a crisis? Is the explosion of population in recent years (from only 2 billion in 1927 to nearly 6.6 billion in 2007) a looming demographic nightmare for younger generations, or will world population stabilize at a manageable level?

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Maybe cannibalism is the key. The lower intellects must serve the higher intellects by acting as sustenance. In a more serious tone: I have no freaking idea how we’ll survive in the future.

It’s my understanding that diesel engines were originally designed to run on peanut oil, and can indeed run on other kinds of oil, such as vegetable oil. There is also promising research out there that could be the solution to the crisis.

Necessity is often the mother of invention; we humans have an God-Given knack for surving crisis. And, there seems to be biblical evidence that Israel has a very large deposit of oil. At least, one company believes so.

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