- Food Shortage
Are We Headed for a Food Shortage?
The evidence is shocking! Farmland is diminishing – every minute an acre of farmland is lost to development. This amounts to millions of acres of farmland lost each year. American farmers are expected to decrease by 50% over the next ten years. Did you know that the year 2013 is the 6th time the world consumed more food than it produced? Not to mention, that the world grain reserves are at their lowest levels since 1974. Add to that fact that many crops have been destroyed due to severe weather, such as heat waves, droughts, typhoons, and hurricanes. When you consider that we are facing vanishing farmland, retiring farmers, diminishing crops, plus a booming population growth, you realize our food supply is in jeopardy. Are we headed for a food shortage? You decide!