September 28th, 2015


About food inequality

There was a recent discussion here which touched on the subject of food deprivation. The question was, do we really think we could feed 7 billion people (and counting) without industrial agriculture - or provide them with anything resembling "first world"quality of life without plentiful electricity?

The obvious false dichotomy in that question notwithstanding (industrial agriculture is not necessarily to be automatically presumed detrimental to the environment, or at least certainly not to the extent it currently is; and electricity production does not necessarily have to be as demanding on the environment as it currently is), I would like to reiterate a point about the food question.

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