The December 2014 issue of National Geographic has a couple of excellent articles on the future of food. A few highlights from a sidebar:
- The world’s farmers produce about 2,868 calories of food per day per person on the planet.
- The World Food Programme recommends an intake of 2,100 per person.
- The world doesn’t have a food deficit but individual countries are short because of problems with access.
- About 805 million people don;t have enough to eat.
- Key access issues include incomes and food prices, transportation.
There are brights spots:
- World hunger has dropped 40 percent since the 1990s. (209 million fewer undernourished people.) Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.