Synthetic meat might be cure for coming food shortage...

meat_tube_080422_mnFor you stoners out there who have ever wondered how the ever growing population of the world intends to feed itself as the bursting population numbers make it that people will be living on all the land we use for food production (as well as consume other resources necessary for agriculture), have I got news for you...

Turns out scientists are also burning brain cells trying to solve the future ills of man kind...

Only they are actually coming up with solutions (instead of punting ten minutes in and eating more Funyuns)...

Food-and-overpopulation---006Some scientists believe that by 2050 the nearly 9 billion people expected to be on Earth by then might have to be fed by food grown in various wildly different ways, including artificial meat grown in vats.

In a set of 21 papers published by the Royal Society, the scientists from many disciplines and countries say that little more land is available for food production.

But that is where they all part company...

While some of the scientists are optimistic as to humanity's ability to adapt to the coming changes, many others believe that the primary concern for future food production will be the limitations of resources. Several studies suggest farmers will be up against environmental limits by 2050, as industry and consumers compete for water. One group of US scientists suggests that feeding the 3 billion extra people could require twice as much water by then. This, says Professor Kenneth Strzepek of the University of Colorado, could mean an 18% reduction in worldwide water availability for food growing by 2050.

"The combined effect of these increasing demands can be dramatic in key hotspots [like] northern Africa, India, China and parts of Europe and the western US," he says.

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Food grown from the Earth though is only one of the concerns that the scientists have brought forward.  Others in the study identified other unexpected hindrances to producing more food. One of the gloomiest assessments comes from a team of British and South African economists who say that a vast effort must be made in agricultural research to create a new green revolution, but that seven multinational corporations, led by Monsanto, now dominate the global technology field.

"These companies are accumulating intellectual property to an extent that the public and international institutions are disadvantaged. This represents a threat to the global commons in agricultural technology on which the green revolution has depended," says the paper by Professor Jenifer Piesse at King's College, London.

meat"It is probably not possible to generate sufficient food output or incomes in much of sub-Saharan Africa to feed the population at all adequately … For least developed countries there are prospects of productivity growth but those with very little capacity will be disadvantaged."

Other papers suggest a radical rethink of global food production is needed to reduce its dependence on oil. Up to 70% of the energy needed to grow and supply food at present is fossil-fuel based which in turn contributes to climate change.

"The need for action is urgent given the time required for investment in research to deliver new technologies to those that need them and for political and social change to take place," says the paper by Beddington.

"Major advances can be achieved with the concerted application of current technologies and the importance of investing in research sooner rather than later to enable the food system to cope with challenges in the coming decades," says the paper led by the population biologist Charles Godfray of Oxford University.

The 21 papers published today in a special open access edition of the philosophical transactions of the royalsociety.org are part of a UK government Foresight study on the future of the global food industry. The final report will be published later this year in advance of the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.

 

To serve man...

 Might this be yet another planted story by those unseen genocidal globalists we all hear so much about on the internet; glorious-meatplaced into the information superhighway in order to prepare the world for the coming plans of global population control the Masters of the Universe seem desperate to try and implement???

Is it the cries of that lone canary in the mine shaft, crying out about the looming doom only they can see coming on the horizon???

Or might it be just another horseshit "Oh the poor earth... too many people are ruining too much" stories put out there by zealots within the "climate change brought about by human action" side of the aisle intended to try and scare us into the radical economic, environmental, and social changes needed to save off the impending doom just around the bend???

 

Guess when we are sitting around sucking on a tube of synth-meat we will know for sure...

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