This, on “Talk of the Nation,” driving up to work this afternoon:
We’ve got to produce as much food by 2050 as we have in the last 8,000 years in order to feed our planet’s population.
I’d cite the source — the gentleman’s name and credentials — but interstates and tight traffic and note taking do not a good mix make. The fact fixed, though, and sticks with me…
We’ve got some planning and farming and feeding to do.
Woa! I know I’ve eaten a bit more than I need … But this news is crazy!
Me, too. It’s interesting how “mono-mind” I become with such overwhelming issues like this. I always assume there are experts/systems in place/etc. to prevent big-scale troubles, but then a comment like this comes along and it’s so in-your-face that I don’t understand how it can be done. And I’m not a pessimist.