Do we need more food sources?Many people think that at some point we simply cannot produce enough food, but that is not true. Look at the Netherlands! A pin button on the globe, but the amount of vegetables we export is enormous. A small piece of land can already yield a huge return.
No, the problem with food is more transportation.Especially transport to areas where transport is difficult. Africa has a rather poor infrastructure and is also plagued by many wars and other conflicts. This makes it difficult for the population to build up food stocks. In addition, people often have to flee their residential area and on their flight they can only take limited amounts of food. So if they are long on the road, they starve.
Our world should not be hungry even if the population doubles because our production methods are efficient enough.Problems are more at the logistic level.
That, and the lack of living spaces.As the population grows, people are increasingly living closer to each other in cities. This is useful because food can then be brought to cities and distributed from there. But that distribution is done through economic rules, so people have to pay. And to be able to pay, they have to make money and keep enough of them to pay for their daily necessities. People often choose to cut down on food and so hunger arises.
Not because there is not enough, but simply because people can no longer pay for it…
No, food is not the problem on this planet.Hunger does, but hunger also has other reasons. Especially economic reasons. And that is why we are looking for alternative sources of food such as what we can find in the oceans. If we can convert algae into meals, then that is another nice extension on our menu, since algae at the moment actually cause nuisance.
Like insects, incidentally.Insects are quite nutritious and easy to grow in large quantities. We can feed insects with waste from our own kitchens and thus eat 芒 鈧?艙recyclen芒 鈧? Previously, people did that on a farm with pigs but that is 芒 鈧?艙zielig芒 鈧? Luckily, there are not many people who find it pathetic when a bug dies.
Well, and then there are people afraid of the warming of the planet.But this planet has had warmer periods more often and can survive that well. We people accelerate that process a bit, but can it hurt?
Many people are afraid that the icebergs melt on the Arctic and the sea level will rise.But there is the law of Archimedes who contradicts that. If all the sea ice is melted then the sea level has not yet risen micrometer! The problem is more the land ice, which then flows to the sea and what is important for our drinking water. Without ice in the Alps we may get thirsty in the Netherlands. And droughts can again cause food scarcity, unless we encourage agriculture along coasts and rivers so that we can regulate good irrigation.
So a warming up of this planet is survival.Pity only of the polar bears and the Penguins…
Yes, this all sounds hard but a lot of people pretend it’s much worse than it really is. But the only way to be able to do something about this is to make the population look just as strong!Just return to a population of 4 billion and then no longer come up there. But yeah, I don’t have an Infinity Gauntlet that can do that as fast…
The solution is rather 芒 鈧?艙less, Minder芒 鈧?The ocean is a fine food source, but may not be contaminated with plastic, the population growth has no added value.
The solution lies in the way we feed ourselves.Much less meat and fish, much more fruit and vegetables. The vast majority of soy (and then I’m talking about 97% or more) is for livestock feed. So less livestock, and then with much less soy we can feed the world’s population while also giving nature space. And that also goes for other products.
Plant life is the solution for many diseases, and for famine.
Nice question, but you assume that the ocean is an inexhaustible source.If the earth heats up enough, you will naturally get an acidification of the oceans with enormous mortality. (It is therefore important not to make this happen anyway).
To continue your question; The oceans are already a huge source of food for humans, so much so that rules have been drawn up to prevent overfishing.This will also apply to plants, if we decide to eat them. As well as we decide to somehow go to the plankton… Maar芒 鈧?娄 Plankton, which lies completely underneath the food chain of all fish… so really sensible does not seem to me.
The oceans, though a huge surface with huge potential, don’t seem to be the place to look for a solution to any food problem.
Current Active Solutions:
- Crop enrichment/genetic manipulation
The latter find much in place, that man has been doing since the agrarian revolution.There are crops that can be better against diseases, crops that grow with salt water, crops that have larger yields etc. Etc.
Hydroponie become much applied in food towers.These food towers are vertical and therefore on 1 square meter of food tower many times more than at a traditional farm.
Two questions.The first answer will make the second question much less important.
Since time immemorial, man has been working to secure his primary life needs (food).I think there has always been enough food technology to give everyone a reasonable life. I use the word technology because primitive agriculture was also an advanced technology in relation to hunting and collecting. And the development of this technology has M.I. always been able to keep up with the population. The Greeks and Romans were also very worried about the pressure on nature to feed the urban populations. For example, read about the Roman grain imports from Egypt.
We need the newer technologies, but are M.I. peanuts compared to the harmful effects of the poor distribution of food, prosperity and control.The earth is not destroyed by the food supply, but by greed and stupidity. Eat mainly plants and some animal products instead of the animals themselves and ready our food security.