Farming and Feeding

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.

Earth seen from Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972. Credit: NASA

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.

About Malcolm W Campbell

Father. Husband. Writer. Teacher. Outdoorsperson. And something else... Forgetful?
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2 Responses to Farming and Feeding

  1. Karen says:

    Woa! I know I’ve eaten a bit more than I need … But this news is crazy!

    • Malcolm says:

      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.

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