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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