|Feeding The World Population|
World Health Organization
According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, the average American consumes more than 3,600 calories per day. This is 20 percent higher than the average in the 1970s. The average for Europe is a little lower, at 3,394 calories per day. livestrong.com
Calories Served per Capita
Our Basic Human Right, food, water, shelter, clothing United Nations, Human Rights
Magna Carta 1215 (universal, inalienable)
With Great Power comes Great Responsibility Youtube Wikipedia FDA
“The Price of Greatness is Responsibility” Winston Churchill
"In a democratic world, as in a democratic Nation, power must be linked with responsibility... ." Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Luke 12:48
1 of every 9 people worldwide suffers from Chronic Hunger
1 billion people go to bed hungry each
(United Nations) Americans and Europeans together spend $17 billion a year on pet food, $4 billion more than the estimated yearly additional amount needed to provide everyone in the world with basic health and nutrition.
Million Golfers in the USA
82 Million Hunters USA (fishing, etc.)
China uses an excessive amount of coal on an
annual basis, knowing full well that coal has the very worst environmental
finger print of all the energy sources.
Cereal nitrogen use efficiency in Sub Saharan Africa. J. Plant Nutr. 32:2107-2122.
Total Beef if split
evenly among the 6.6 billion (189 cal/person/day)
USA Abortions > 1.4 million per year Number of
abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million Where
abortions occur: Legality of
abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million
Noman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize
CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Reseach) http://www.cgiar.org/
Given the long lag time between investment in agricultural research and the resulting production increases, failure to invest (developmental agriculture) today will show up in production shortfalls 10-20 years from now (IFPRI).
From now on increased world food production will have to count on yield gains or pay high financial and ecological costs (land degradation and deforestation) for expansion into areas not yet cultivated (IFPRI).
Without the availability and proper use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, the worldwide growing demands for food cannot be met, and devastating social, economic and political chaos is inevitable (Dr.. Norman Borlaug, 1994).
It is wonderful how much good you can do if you don’t worry about who gets the credit (D.D. Eisenhower)
Added websites: Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome, Italy) www.fao.org
World Resources Institute (www.wri.org)
L21:4, widow gave all she had
|Agustin Bianchini, No-till in South America|