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Can the World Feed Itself Today?

Touch the Soil News #502 Can the world feed itself in the future? The world is full of theorists who theoretically prove that the planet can feed 9 billion people. However, are we asking the wrong question? A more appropriate question is whether the world can feed itself today – never mind the future. A new report (the Foresight Report on Food Systems and Diets) from a special United Nations committee focuses on where we are today. In short, forget tomorrow, the challenges are here today. Here are some of the highlights coming out of the report: Three (3) billion people (40 percent of the world’s peoples) have diets that…

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