A source of exasperation is articles like “Food needs ‘fundamental rethink’ ”, on how current food production methods will be inadequate to feed the excessive numbers of humans in the future.
“The level of growth in food production per capita is dropping off, even dropping, and we have got huge problems ahead with an explosion in human population.”
Professor Lang said that in order to feed a projected nine billion people by 2050, policymakers and scientists face a fundamental challenge: how can food systems work with the planet and biodiversity, rather than raiding and pillaging it?
Well, maybe governments should be looking at reducing population growth instead! The environment can’t cope with 7 billion, let alone 9. Nature will force population reduction sooner or later in unpleasant ways (such as millions killed from natural disasters), and it’s not something I can feel too upset about (as long as it doesn’t involve anyone I know).