World Food Supply Is Lower Than Demand While Population Grows

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More people means more food will need to be grown to sustain them, but according to recent research, the amount of food being produced is not increasing enough to keep up with the growing population.

There is not enough food being produced by farmers to feed the world’s ever growing population.

Estimates say that by 2050, the human population will reach 9 point 6 billion, compared with the current population estimate of around 7 billion people.

More people means more food will need to be grown to sustain them, but according to recent research, the amount of food being produced is not increasing enough to keep up with the growing population.

Middle class populations in developing countries like India and China are consuming more meat and more energy.

At the same time, an estimated one third of the children on Earth suffer from malnutrition, and someone dies from starvation every 3 point 6 seconds.

By looking at crop yields worldwide for staple foods like corn, rice, wheat and soybeans, researchers were able to compare the projected population size with projected crop yields.

The numbers don’t add up, which means that something will have to be done to produce more food to match the population size.

The problem is how to grow more food without destroying more natural wildlife habitats.

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