Food Insecurity and Global Food Producing Problems

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I think there are few ways other than technology from which we can expect to feed the world by 2050 but I do know that it must come from somewhere. I think one way that we may be able to produce 100% more food by 2050 is to reduce the food waste that is occurring right now. There is an incredible amount of food waste that occurs daily. I know that I personally waste quite a bit of food daily. I usually don’t eat my entire meal, and I hardly ever eat my leftovers. Therefore, I know that I am part of the population that contributes to the annual food waste. I think one way in which we can prevent or lower the amount of food waste is to provide a place to drop off food that we can’t or won’t use. Either they can feed the homeless or create a way to save this food. If we find a way to effectively reduce the amount of food waste that occurs annually then we would have a substantially larger amount of food than we currently have. Although the amount of food that is wasted is not as great as the amount of food lost, we still waste quite a bit. If we can create a way to reduce the amount of food wasted annually even if it is just by a little, we might be able to produce enough food to feed the world by 2050.

In order to produce one hundred percent more food than we are producing right now I think that combatting some of the food waste that we currently have might be a way to produce part of that one hundred percent of food that we will need by 2050. Another option that we have is to move our plants inside to greenhouses. Nina Fedoroff states in her Ted Talk that moving plants into greenhouses means that they can produce five to ten times as much as they normally would in an open field (Fedoroff 2014). These plants would produce five to ten times more using a tenth of the water that is normally needed in an open field. If we were to move plants into greenhouses we would not need as much land. The greenhouses could be placed on top of building in big cities, or even just in small lots around town. A greenhouse requires less to grow more and uses less space and resources. Therefore, making it a make more effective and efficient way to produce more food. Introducing more greenhouses around the world could help contribute to the reduction of food insecurity around the world. Moving plants inside to greenhouses from open fields will be very beneficial.

The reduction of land and water needed is extreme, so it reduces cost tremendously. Being able to reduce the amount of land needed is also extremely beneficial, because land is one of the biggest expenses in producing. If we are able to use less land and water that is wonderful but being able to produce more while doing that is even better. I think that moving more plants into greenhouses will be one of the most beneficial, and biggest ways that we can produce enough food needed by 2050. There are many concerns that we will not be able to feed the world by 2050. The population is supposed to grow by thirty four percent from what it is now. Most of this growth will occur in developing countries (Report 2018). Food insecurity can be defined in layman’s terms as not having enough nutritious food. The goal in 2050 will to be to produce enough nutritious food for the continuously growing population while additionally being food secure. Some people are scared that we will not be able to reach this goal in 2050, but I believe with a lot of hard work, and smart thinking we may be able to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat. One final choice we have to produce enough food in 2050 is meat alternatives.

This could be taken many ways, such as plant based alternatives, or different meats that we generally do not consume. I am going to focus on meat alternative such as horse, and rabbit. Horses are produced and kept in very large quantities, and when they die they just go in the ground, so why not feed people with these animals instead of letting it decay in the ground. Re-Introducing horse slaughter into the United States would increase the amount of food readily available. China consumed 421,000 pounds of horse meat in 2005 (Wiser 2013). If the United States did this I think it is logical to say that there would be fewer food insecurity problems. Another alternative option is the consumption of rabbits. They take up minimal space, and they procreate at an extremely efficient rate, so we could consume rabbit meat in high quantities, and hardly make a dent in the rabbit population. I think that rabbits are a great alternative to beef and chicken because of their efficiencies readily available. In conclusion, it is logical to say that if we follow some of these ideas than we will be able to feed the growing population in 2050. There topics that I addressed are just some of the ways in which we can be successful in providing food for the world.

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