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What If the World’s Food Supplies Run Out?

What If the World’s Food Supplies Run Out? Will science and technology be our saviour in the years to come.Some people think the next war will be over water resources. But it might be so that it will be about food.

The poor were having too many babies. If this continued, I reckon, the planet would run out of food. Well, there were only nine hundred million humans on the planet once. Now there are about 7 billion. This is expected to rise to 10 billion by mid-century.

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      Apr 9 2013: Hello Zx,

      My concern is not about Doomsday. Its about the population. it is likely that world population will reach 8.3 billion by about 2025, and possibly 10 billion before leveling off. I am looking for answers of how we can stabilize the global population at the lowest possible level. I am sure there are ways to increasing food production by modernizing and intensifying agriculture in an environmentally sustainable fashion.

      As time goes on, the control of water for food and agricultural uses will become a more pressing issue. I mean more food will have to be produced over the next 50 years than has been during the past 10,000 years combined.

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