The World’s Nutrition Problem for the Next 30 Years
Do you think to that there is a problem to feed the world population for the next 30 years as expected around 8 billion people on Earth surface?
No, I don’t think that would be a problem because of advancement in technology. If we can keep updated with the current technology and make the necessary research, feeding big populations may not be an issue. This because, using technological advertisement, food can be produced on a large scale even using small resources.
Yes it could happen if the world’s economic policies are not proactive enough to meet the feeding demands of the populace in next 30 years. Plans should be ongoing and executed to avert any future problem.
World nutrition problem will be food insecurity due to over population. This will lead to undernutrition and defiency malnutrition.This will result into lack of iodine, iron and vitamins and aultmately high disease burden especially in Africa and Asia continents .
Countries are aware of the needs of their populations and should prepare for all eventualities. If they can’t, then those governments should be replaced by those that can. It has been proven that bad policies and lack of foresight result in problems like food shortages. So, barring natural disasters and self inflicted wars, food shortages in the next 30 years can be avoided.
It will not be a easy task as the world population are growing exponentially. The countries , Health world Organization and government, are aware of the problem. With modern Agriculture system and New technology maybe it will not be as difficult as we are thinking.
I think it will be a problem and I don’t think countries are smart enough to see this far ahead. Most governments are either only concerned about the next five years or are very reactive in their policy settings.
I use Australia as an example, we have plenty of space and land to feed the world but our issue is getting water to the right places at the right time. When it rains here in large quantities we do not store the water we let most of run out to sea. Unfortunately over the weekend a large portion of our grain crop was destroyed by rain and hail so we live in a harsh environment.
We can do more to ensure we are able to meet this demand.
Another nutrition problem by 2030 will be increased expenses for health treatment of malnutrition diseases, some governments will require a lot of medical equipments which requires financing.
I think the challenge of the world food system is how we will provide enough food for the 9.7 billion people in 2050. The highest population growth will be found in Africa. Thus, the main idea is how to build a food supply chain that is inclusive to this 9.7 billion people.
So, the challenge can be summarized in two steps. First, how to increase the food production. Second, how to deliver this food to the plate and food table of every household in the world.
I think internet and big data will play a key role in this process.
In conjunction with ensuring there is enough food perhaps a project on birth control would be equally beneficial? We know the problem and how to reduce it plus there is the added benefit that it would help all the other problems that are caused by human, like climate change from personal carbon footprint
Technological advancements will help the world to cope with this, as small resources can be scaled up using technology.
But there are going to be eventual limits on resources so there will be nothing to scale up unless we go full genetically engineered food and resources which will come with its own issues
It will be a great challenge for world.the world population is growing every day this mean more mouths to feed. It has been estimated that we have to produce more food in the Next 35 years than we have never produced in human history. Although 75% of the world will be urbanized by 2050.no New land for agricultural activities. We will need to produce more without expanding the agricultural areas.
It clear that we will need to use every technology available, alongside best practice farming to sustainably increase production.
Leno- I couldn’t agree more. The world economies needs to invest massively in the agricultural sector through intensive scientific and technological development in order to avert the predicted problems in nutrition.
Mr Victor normally what you said is true, we have to invest in agricultural sector in order to avert the predicted problems in nutrition ,but what i wanted to notice is that the grow of the world population will increase urbanization and most agricultural areas might be occupied by cities, this will diminish the agricultural areas and the production too.
I think if the exploitation of agricultural resources on a large scale will encourage this. A strong food foundation comes from good agricultural resources. If the land is converted into buildings, I do not believe it will be able to sustain the world’s food. So, take care of our earth ^^