Threats Of The Global Food Supply

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There are several threats that affect the global food supply, some of these threats include population explosion, climate change, rising energy costs and seed ownership. This gives rise to consider solutions and further implications for these threats. The world’s population is roughly 7 billion and increasing with the rate of 130 million newborns annually. At this rate, the population is predicted to reach about 9 billion by 2050. These high numbers form a threat to the global food supply. “Nearly 1 000 million people do not get enough to eat and over 400 million are chronically malnourished. Every year 11 million children under the age of five die from hunger or hunger-related diseases.” (Bralower, T. And Bice, D. (2014)). The growth rate is high, but it is sustainable. One solution to this issue is to provide more education and job opportunities, especially for women. This does not only help in spreading awareness and education, but also helps to reduce poverty. Moreover, educating the public about the importance of their economic situation shall educate them about the standards that are needed when planning their families, i.e. bringing a child to this world requires more than just love and care, the family should be able to support the child in all the various aspects of their life. Climate change is yet another problem humanity is facing as the population grows. Agriculture and fisheries depend on particular climate conditions. The massive shifts in temperature degrees

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