Have we reached ‘peak food’?

This was a thought-provoking article. (I started to say it provided food for thought…).

New research finds that the supply of 21 staples, such as eggs, meat, vegetables, and soybeans is already beginning to run out of momentum, while the global population continues to soar.

Peak chicken was in 2006, while milk and wheat both peaked in 2004 and rice peaked way back in 1988, according to new research from Yale University, Michigan State University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany.

Is this alarmist propaganda or are these trends real? I don’t know. 

However, it would b great if we, in the U.S., would learn to appreciate our food abundance and not take it for granted. And we need to constantly be seeking innovations extend that abundance to others. 

Bawden, Tom. Have We Reached “Peak Food”? Shortages Loom as Global Production Rates Slow. Independent, January 28, 2015. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/have-we-reached-peak-food-shortages-loom-as-global-production-rates-slow-10009185.html

Reposted from February 1, 2015, Facebook Post

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