Let's face it-the population of this old world is growing by leaps and bounds, and the ability to produce a more abundant food supply is NOT keeping pace with that! Seems to me that sooner or later, there's gonna be a problem.
The Future Of Food
The Meat Crisis refers to the way our global love of a good, juicy steak may yet doom the entire planet. From advanced Western nations to their developing counterparts, meat consumption is on the rise; from an average 20kg per person in 1990, to a predicted 50kg by 2030. Since roughly a third of the usable land on our planet is already put aside for raising livestock, that’s a heck of a lot of meat. Unless we want to exacerbate our entire resources battle, we’re gonna have to start looking for alternatives—and that’s where the controversy comes in.
A lot of us live in cultures which really, really don’t like the state tampering with our food choices. When NYC attempted to restrict the sale of large sodas last year, the backlash threatened to engulf the entire visible universe. The idea of GM foods and fluoride in water still sends people into a lather of anger. So what do you think will happen when governments start pushing artificial meat on us? Prediction: People will respond in the exact same way they do whenever anyone tries to push anything on them—with plenty of outrage.
Does anyone besides me see a possibility of a "Soylent Green" scenario developing here? I know it sounds far fetched, but is it really? I mean, how are we really planning to feed all those future generations with the resources we have now? I hope someone has a workable plan in the works, don't you?
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Let's have some old fashioned cinnamon toast!