Monday, March 5, 2012

Do we have enough food?

Tuesday 28 Feb 2012 1 billion people under nourished, 1 billion people obeast and an expected world population of 8.2 billion by 2030. Can we do it on a depleting set of resources and climate change. Oxfam suggest we need to consider reducing native land clearing in the Amazon (agree), adoption of organics and restrictions of GM. EU think we can achieve it by the removal of production based quotas & replacement of income support, Australia & New Zealnd know we can achieve it is as long as we address 7% total global food production being lost to vermin and a reduction from 30% of world food being wasted after processing. Very informative day of speakers, EU trade negiotator for the Netherlands, policy developer Oxfam, organic pork producer and developer of Farm Focus network/conventional pork producer.

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