MEETING TOMORROW'S GLOBAL FOOD NEEDS--A MORAL IMPERATIVE

Percentage increments in global crop and livestock yields are slowing. Percentage increments in global food demand may outstrip growth in food supply, causing food prices to rise to year 2040. Fortunately, the world seems headed for zero population growth by year 2100 and developed nations face no great economic, technological, or environmental hurdles in feeding themselves well. Sub-Saharan Africa and selected other developing countries face severe food security problems, however, but none severe enough to justify cutbacks in food production to bring world population in line with global carrying capacity. Food security is within reach of any country willing to address its socioinstitutional constraints and adopt the proven standard economic model.


Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28335
Total Pages:
18
Series Statement:
Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper 2509




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