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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 11 2022, @04:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the Betteridge-says-"No" dept.

Can We Feed Billions of Ourselves Without Wrecking the Planet?

We are now producing more food more efficiently than ever, and there is plenty to go around for a human population of 7 billion. But it is coming at a drastic cost in environmental degradation, and the bounty is not reaching many people.

Sustainable Food Production, a new Earth Institute primer from Columbia University Press, explores how modern agriculture can be made more environmentally benign, and economically just. With population going to maybe 10 billion within 30 years, the time to start is now, the authors say.

The lead author is ecologist Shahid Naeem, director of the Earth Institute for Environmental Sustainability. He coauthored the book with former Columbia colleagues Suzanne Lipton and Tiff van Huysen.

This is an interesting interview with the author. Do you agree (or disagree) with his conclusions?

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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Tuesday January 11 2022, @07:13PM (2 children)

    by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11 2022, @07:13PM (#1211863)

    And the best part is that if we're keeping to schedule, that system should be in place this year!

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday January 11 2022, @09:41PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11 2022, @09:41PM (#1211933) Journal

    Nothing ever stays on schedule.

    The thing about landline phones is that they never get lost. No air tag necessary.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @09:52PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @09:52PM (#1211937)

      The trains in Switzerland stay on schedule.