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Chaitanya Ramisetty

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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 10 2013: There is a lot of waste that could feed a LOT of people. Think grocery stores that throw away perfectly good food. So I think we have a good buffer.

    But I disagree with your question.. I worry we will continue expanding our food supplies. That is the real threat.
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      Apr 10 2013: Yes Brian. Thank you for bringing up this point. Food wastage is also a reason for food supplies to run out. The world produces a lot of food, enough to feed billions more than are living right now.
      But We're not doing enough to resolve these complex issues that are critical for providing 9-10 billion people with a nutritious diet.

      I think the first step is more awareness of these issues and the need for action on multiple levels of society.

      Again Reducing food wastage is also a part of solution for helping food supplies not to run out.

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