Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
Today’s sky-rocketing food prices are pushing more people into poverty, threatening the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, and raising concerns about global food security. At first glance, the problem seems to be one of quantity; high prices at the grocery store and local market appear to provide justification for large-scale, industrial food production. But, food security (the resilience of our food supply) is as much about the quality and diversity of our food sources as it is about how much food we produce.
A recent report by the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project finds that the solutions to the price crisis won't necessarily come from producing more food. Rather, encouraging agricultural diversity and local food production—particularly of vegetables—can help communities boost their self-sufficiency and protect vulnerable populations from price shocks.
Nourishing the Planet conducted on-the-ground research in 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting environmentally sustainable agricultural innovations that help alleviate hunger. Researchers met with over 250 farmers’ groups, scientists, NGOs, and government agencies, whose stories are highlighted in the recently released State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet report. These innovations are encouraging local, diversified food production, and offer models that can scaled up and replicated around the world....ESSENTIALLY the World Governments depending on Global Markets and price Capitalist competition is not ready for an emergency...! SO WHY PAY TAXES FOR IF you have to look out for yourself most likely ?
...THEY HAVE LOST THEIR BASIC "INSECT ANT LOGIC" of work for all humans in the deep underground locations of dried natural foods, with a re-cycling period of sufficient quantities for all 7 BILLION HUMANS ! ! !
...the psychologists and psychiatrists of the day, need sick rusted worthless inactive humans ! not to mention anything else !
...IN GENERAL TERMINOLOGY, or their evil illogic minds or their logic is inferior ! ! !
...WE DESPERATELY NEED TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD TO PURE LOGIC AND ME !
YOU ALL WILL REMEMBER THIS, I SWEAR ! AND PROBABLY AFTER LIFE ALSO !