Do you fear that we run out of our food supply?
The food system is already creating misery for the poor. By the middle of this century, the world will be unable to feed itself unless there are radical changes to agriculture, land and water usage, diet and the way modern cities recycle resources. As things stand, we will probably lose about a quarter of our food supply in the next few decades, at a time when the world's population will grow from 7 billion to 10 billion.
I don't see any alternative but to abandon capitalism. It has no boundaries, and with the profit motive being the only thing there is, there is no moral incentive to stop using resources too quickly. People get rich, and they don't want to stop getting rich. Wealthy countries like the USA do not want to take a little less so others can have some too. It's all about buying cheap goods and services.
Furthermore, there is a problem that is not related to capitalism at all, and could possibly spell our demise if the situation does not change. It is overpopulation. EVERYONE agrees the earth only has a finite amount of resources. We cannot just simply go on forever like we are; yet people still continue to reproduce. This could actually ensure our ultimate destruction. Imagine a world where the water and food supply is limited, and antagonistic groups all have nuclear weapons. I wouldn't want to be alive when that occurred. Unfortunately, it is an entirely preventable problem, which means if the population of the globe does explode and shortages result, it will have been our own fault as a species.
The problem is that some corporations are working very hard to have the world's complete world supply under their control by all possible mean, creating also engineered shortage to let believe in a crisis that would justify their view about population reduction, their view to implement genetically modified food, manufacturing of water, all this at exorbitant prizes. Yet, you can produce your own food, your own water, your own electricity, bottom-line ... prepare yourself in a manner that will put you off the grid and not have an issue because the social system created a scam to raise prizes and low the standard of living. If you don't believe what I say, make your researches about Codex Alimentarius, Agenda 21 and re-check your question on whose food supply we might supposedly run out ..ours or theirs ... ?! It's not a question of being in a communist, socialist or capitalist system. No matter what system we will or would be in, the plan remains basically the same. The issue isn't in capitalism, it isn't there at all. It's about politicians and corporations taking over things of our business that should be none of their business.
Something that's not right is going on right now as we speak and since a few decades already and people unfortunately aren't aware enough about it as they do not question the system they are living in and trust blindly the laws that are implemented on such issues like food productions and what say the population has or has not on it, even in their own backyard ...
When you start to see what's going on after reading what has been implemented black on white through laws or is still on its way to be implemented, then it will really piss you off that you didn't see that coming. It's out there and not theory, trust me!
The best way to have/make accurate predictions is by planing them on your own in a 1st place.
That's the point.
It is of great concern for me, because it will require us as a global society to do more than just what you mentioned in your opening statement - we would have to change as a culture, one in which we can continue to grow in population yet have food for everyone, especially if your poor.
My personal thinking is that our current global economic systems need a 21 century overhaul, that we need to institute our scientific and cultural breakthroughs that can empower anyone and everyone on this planet, it should be an economic system that allows us affordability to colonize space - because our population will increase.
Simply increasing food production through chemical and genetic means isn't a sustainable solution, because I don't believe the quality of that product to be good for anyone in the long run - we only have to look at what processed foods are doing to population in obesity and overall heath and quality of health.
So, change is needed
The thought has struck me quite a few times in the last 2-3 years. I will talk from an Indian point of view.
Once upon a time, an agricultural country India has swiftly moved towards indiscreet industrialization & urbanization. Call it greed or helplessness, but it is definitely alarming to see Indian farmers selling their lands to builders for development of schools, colleges, marriage gardens, etc. Some are also selling their fertile land to IT companies. I hope, the Indian government is keeping a close watch on this. For, what will happen if agriculture comes to a total stand still in India? I really dread to think!
I don't think so. We now have more food than ever. I think technology and our scientists will bring new innovation to solve the food problem. So wait and see and contribute to reduce food problem.
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