A Reminder

“To keep up with the growth in human population, more food will have to be produced worldwide over the next 50 years than has been during the past 10,000 years combined”

Sometimes we need a little reminding of the importance of our work – investigating alternatives for the future.  This article from The Guardian is just that.  It warns of depleting soil and the growth of biofuels worldwide.  It reminds us of our promises to eradicate hunger worldwide.  Next year, for the first time in history, more than half the people on this planet will live in cities and towns, according to the UN Population Fund.  Isn’t it about time to re-think the definition of “the farmer”?

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Peppers by Chicago street artist “the grocer”

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One response to “A Reminder

  1. I have to wonder, though, Isn’t it about time to re-think the notion that unchecked population is okay?

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