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Most liked posts in thread: Food scarcity

  1. Johny5

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    Soylent Green is the answer
     
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  2. Sdajii

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    There are some really good points made in this thread. We may have widespread famine one day, but probably not for a long time. If things get at all tricky we have so many ways to make things more efficient, most obviously by eating all the food we produce rather than throwing a large percentage of it away.

    I spend a lot of time in Asia, it's interesting when you're in a small town in Asia you often eat almost exclusively local food, often all produced in that province and much of it within a day's commute, but in my hometown of Melbourne it's common to have meals made of little if any food produced within Victoria, with the ingredients coming from multiple continents. Even a lot of unprocessed foods are imported from outside Australia.
     
  3. Dona Ferentes

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    a bit of absolutist certainty here, but I reckon a functioning market economy does a lot better than centrally planned one, both in the basics (provision of food) and higher up the scale of achievement and happiness.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/01/arts/does-democracy-avert-famine.html
     
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  4. Value Collector

    Value Collector Have courage, and be kind.

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    As long as we have 70 Billion animals in factory farms being fed a large portion of the worlds crops I don’t think we can claim there is a food shortage.

    I mean feeding one person bacon, requires the amount of crops used to feed up to 10 people corn flakes.

    So if there is any “shortage”, it’s because we are feeding crops to chickens, pigs, cows etc in factory farms.
     
  5. SirRumpole

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    The amount of food that supermarkets throw out as waste is mind boggling.

    Maybe more attention should be given to preserving foods better. Frozen vegs are just as good as fresh and they last longer for example.