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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 11, @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?

Columbia Climate School

[Also Covered By]: Phys.org


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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @06:26PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @06:26PM (#1211847)

    Forced sterilizations among the darker skinned populations is NOT the way to go. Unless - maybe - possibly the dark skinned people enforce it upon themselves. THAT wouldn't be racist, would it?

    Hahaha and you wonder why leople call you racist? So obviously you know yoy are and just don't want to face the repercussions for being a shitty person.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @09:05PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @09:05PM (#1211918)

    Standard response from a retarded leftist/marxist/dumbocrat. Wake up and see your own racism.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @01:34AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @01:34AM (#1211986)

      Die in a fire nazi, knowing your types you'll trip into the oven when trying to load all those murdered bodies. Poor innocents, forced to be within 20 ft of you.