You may be able to buy all the food you want in a supermarket right now, but you need to know about the incoming global food deficit. This is something that a lot of scientists are convinced is coming, and a combination of things is making a global food crisis inevitable. World population is growing at exponential rates, and the environment is being over-farmed and overfished. If you want to prepare for the global crisis, then you need to act now.
You should be storing up supplies and preparing for an emergency, because when the food crisis impacts you, it is not going to be easy. Food demand will double in the next few decades, and that is going to leave a lot of people without the food they need. Right now, there are over 7 billion people in the world, and by 2060, there should be somewhere around 11 billion people on earth. How are all those people going to get fed? The world simply cannot product enough food for all those people the way things are set up now. If you look at the statistics, you’ll see that close to a billion people go to their beds hungry every night. On top of that, people are starving to death about every four seconds, and 75% of those people are children under five years of age. Speaking of children under five, did you know that about a third of all of those who fit into this age group are suffering from severe malnutrition.
We already know that there isn’t enough water to grow the food we need to feed everyone that will be on the earth in a few decades. Experts like IWMI director general say that there will not be enough water for everyone to get food in about 25 years. That means that the food crisis we already have is going to be an ongoing one. We are actually losing farm land due to pollution and over-farming. Around a quarter of farm land is experiencing extreme degradation, making it tough to use. That’s actually much worse than it was a few decades ago. The environment is hurting in some of the world’s largest countries.
Take India, for example. Three-fourths of the country’s surface water has been polluted from farm waste and human waste. The country is home to more than a billion people, but the sanitation infrastructure is severely underdeveloped. Most people find their restrooms wherever they can, often polluting land that is needed for farming. The UN released a study that showed that more people in India can access a mobile phone than a toilet. India is not the only country where environmental degradation is taking its toll. The US is experiencing some of that as well. In the US, a lot of farmers feed their cattle chicken waste, since it costs so little and a lot of it goes unused. You may very well be eating beef from cows that were fed chicken waste on a regular basis, and you might not even realise it. There isn’t much food that can be sourced from the oceans anymore. About 30% of all fisheries are collapsing, says one of Canada’s top scientists.
The fishing industry may actually start to provide less food as the years go on. That’s a problem since we will need more food in the coming years. What’s so disappointing about our current situation is that a lot of good food goes to waste. In countries that are considered to be developed, almost a third of all food is tossed out. When you look at how many people are suffering around the world because of a lack of food, that kind of waste seems immoral. We aren’t likely to waste as much food in later years, though. We will feel nostalgia for these years where we threw away so much food. We will remember them as good times and wish that we had taken measures to stop the waste.
The world’s economy is going down the drain at this moment. The collapse is coming, and the food crisis is going to come right behind it. Have you prepared for it?