FT.com / In depth / Rising cost of food

FT.com / In depth / Rising cost of food

I’ve not yet had/taken the time to read this but I do find this kind of thing very interesting. Particularly in light of concerns over pesticides and low soil nutrient densities (which then product low nutrient foods, particularly important for trace minerals etc). Organic Farming is of course a solution to some extent but I heard somewhere (let me know if you can find it, I can’t at the moment) that if we switched all global farming to organic right now, we would need to (something like) more than double the land under cultivation to maintain current food supplies. Of course current food supplies are already a little low (witness poverty wherever you live and starvation in many developing countries).

Another story I want to read is The Next Green Revolution – The Economist

Edit: K so I read the Economist one. fine article. second half is better than the first. The first half annoys me because it implies, as is done all too often, that increased profits = increased social good. And I just can’t figure out the basis for that societal myth.

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