Agri View: Food Challenge to Feed the World

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Everett Griner talks about feeding a growing world becoming a challenge in today’s Agri View.




Food security is defined as enough food to feed the world. It isn’t a problem today although millions are undernourished. They eat, but not enough. And, not the proper foods. In thirty-three years world population is forecast to reach nine and one-half billion people. Of that vast number, one and a half million will not get the proper foods to sustain them. That means foods like meats and dairy products. It means that those producing to feed the eight billion that live in the developing world will not produce enough beef, pork, and poultry to go around. Now unless farmers increase current stocks, say from one to two percent a year, many of those living in the developing world will suffer from the same food irregularities of those in poor countries. Based on the facts from the past half century, it isn’t going to happen.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…