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: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @08:46PM (5 children)
You're not a Christian, so you don't get to use your very poor knowledge of Christianity to try to win an argument. Christ very clearly said many times that those who don't believe in him are damned, so I don't know "whose" Christ you are quoting in your reply. The only person's ass he would kick is yours.
(Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @10:06PM (4 children)
Leave it to a rightwinger to be ignorant of their own religion.
(Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @10:27PM (3 children)
You didn't refute it because you can't. Jesus was not a longhaired 1970s hippie.
(Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12 2022, @12:40AM (2 children)
“If you want to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” Matthew 19:21
"Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven." Luke 18:22
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” Mark 10:21
There are so many goodies in the Bible from Jesus about how you should treat one another. Too bad too many Christians pay someone else to read it for them. Do your own research, indeed.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12 2022, @01:17PM (1 child)
For the poor to survive, not to live well-off on taxes with TVs, cell phones, cars, etc. "Poor" in Jesus' day was REALLY poor. Today's poor would not even register as poor.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @12:00AM
The least of them. No other qualifications, just that they are in need. And definitely no qualification that you shouldn't give just because you might accidentally help someone who might not need it badly enough, however you would like to rationalize that need.