Is food production in crisis ?

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  1. aka-dj profile image66
    aka-djposted 12 years ago

    There seems to be a fair bit of attention on the net on the subject of food production facing an imminent production crisis.
    Many are saying that it's already here.
    Some blame the bio-fuel industry.
    Some blame big business for hiking up food prices for mere profit.

    What's your thoughts?

  2. profile image0
    fit2dayposted 12 years ago

    There has been a food production crisis for years. Too much food is produced in factories, not saying that factories are necessarily bad, but there's not enough food produced on farms. Food production crises happened when eating became a recreational activity instead of a means of nourishing the body.

    Processes that were supposed to make food more affordable have made it more harmful and ultimately not very affordable. Quality's going down while prices are going up.

    1. Sue Adams profile image94
      Sue Adamsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hear, hear! Just like the Romans.

      The food industry is responsible for the obesity pandemic killing adults and their children. Why? Because like any "industry", the food industry and its two ugly partners, the pharmaceutical and fitness industries' goal is to feed shareholders' pockets instead of caring about people's health.

      The only way a consumer can reverse the terrifying trend is by boycoting 5 out of 7 isles in every supermarket. If we stop buying the s**t maybe they'll stop producing it. Don't be brainwashed by advertising, they're not worth it!

      For more detail ask me,

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    What exact alleged crisis are we discussing here? Shortage? Ethical?

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    "Mere" profit?  I might point out that if were not for that motive you would have a garden in the back yard and a rifle to hunt the neighborhood dogs with as your source of food.

    If the factories, the truckers, the farmers, the granaries and the stores don't have profit you don't have food.

    And there certainly isn't a crises in the US.  Yes, biofuel has driven up the cost of both fuel and food, but there is still plenty to feed ourselves and many others.

    Even world wide the real problem isn't the quantity of food; it's the delivery, graft and politics of individual countries.

  5. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    And there is bad weather and the possibility of that which cannot be named: global warming.
    And there is the new Wall Street commodities speculation. And there is Genetic modification, where one company is taking over all the seed production in the world.


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