I recently has the opportunity to interview Janet Larsen the Director or Research about Lester Brown’s new book entitled “Full Planet, Empty Plates-The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.”
This book is a real eye opener, doing an incredible job of informing the reader about our food scarcity problems world wide. There are many issues contributing to the challenges we are faced with, Janet and I talk about our growing water, soil and rising temperatures just to mention a few of the growing challenges farmers are facing in keeping our planets population fed.
Just keep in mind that there will be 219,000 people at the dinner table tonight who were not there last night, and some 3 billion increasing affluent people are moving up the food chain, consuming grain-intensive livestock and poultry products helping increasing the demands on our water for production of these livestocks.
The question is that could food become the weak link as it was for so many other civilization before us—only time will tell but we all can do something about the growing problem by changing our diets to more of a plant based diet and reducing our carbon footprint.
I hope you enjoy this interview with Janet Larsen, and for more information about the book and the Earth Policy Institute just click on this link.