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Learn how technology can play a critical role in helping solve the global food crisis.

Learn how technology can play a critical role in helping solve the global food crisis.

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  • You're very naive. Our global food system is not what we think it is. Have we sacrificed our health, biodiversity and the natural order for the profits of big corporations? Technology may be part of the answer, but don't be fooled. People are not starving worldwide because of a food shortage... they're starving, and more will starve, because of the twisted ways the tiny number of major corporations who control our food sources are manipulating and limiting our choices and making it impossible for independent farmers. They're placing profits ahead of people.... on a global scale. To learn more watch Food, Inc. and go to : http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food.
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  • This slide show has beautiful pictures.
    However, I am confused about what technologies are being promoted…
    GMOs? Pesticides? Herbicides? More efficient factories and facilities?
    No one can argue that technology is bad, but to say ALL technology is GOOD is perhaps not true.

    Look at what pesticides have done to our atmosphere. Look at what factories have done to our land and air quality. Look at the technologies that have made plentiful in our markets fatty unhealthy foods that have made USA overly obese while people living elsewhere in the world ARE skin and bones.

    This food issue is a difficult and incredibly morally ambiguous problem which will/must be solved. Some might say this is not an issue about the amount of food we can produce however, but how we distribute it. I am not sure any more whether or not we are producing enough food to feed the world. I have heard people passionately argue both beliefs with legitimate facts and sources.

    I encourage anyone who is interested in our current food crisis to watch The Corporation, Food Inc. and King Corn.

    Thanks, Grace
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    • 1.  
    • 2. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 In 2009, about 1 billion of our planet’s people don’t get enough to eat. In 2009, about 1 billion of our planet’s people don’t get enough to eat.
    • 3. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 1 billion 1 billion
    • 4. And by mid-century, the world will be home to 3+ billion more people. And by mid-century, the world will be home to 3+ billion more people.
    • 5. So in 50 years, the world will need 100% more food than we produce today. So in 50 years, the world will need 100% more food than we produce today. Source: Science Magazine, 2005
    • 6. 1 billion hungry people
    • 7. 50 years
    • 8. 100% more food
    • 9. How can we address world hunger today AND double global food production for tomorrow? How can we address world hunger today AND double global food production for tomorrow?
    • 10. Farm more land? Farm more land?
    • 11. That will get us only 20% of the way there. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 That will get us only 20% of the way there.
    • 12. Raise more animals? Raise more animals?
    • 13. More animals consume more precious resources and produce more waste. More animals consume more precious resources and produce more waste.
    • 14. That’s not a sustainable solution. That’s not a sustainable solution.
    • 15. So what IS a sustainable solution?
    • 16. With so many hungry people, we must do something now. With so many hungry people, we must do something now.
    • 17. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has identified a solution. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has identified a solution.
    • 18. 70% of the additional food we’ll need in 50 years… Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 A solution that will help produce
    • 19. A solution many farmers have relied on for more than a century… A solution many farmers have relied on for more than a century…
    • 20. A solution our world has relied on for millennia… A solution our world has relied on for millennia…
    • 21. A solution that helped mankind reach the stars … A solution that helped mankind reach the stars …
    • 22. That helps to keep us healthy...
    • 23. To keep us safe … To keep us safe …
    • 24. … and to keep us in touch with each other. … and to keep us in touch with each other.
    • 25. It’s one word…
    • 26. Technology. Technology.
    • 27. Technology is already helping us solve a global food crisis.
    • 28. How? How?
    • 29. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1998 From 1948 — 1994, technology helped increase production of eggs & poultry by 411%. From 1948 — 1994, technology helped increase production of eggs & poultry by 411%.
    • 30. From 1950 — 2000, technology helped increase corn yield/acre by 292%. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2007 From 1950 — 2000, technology helped increase corn yield/acre by 292%. U.S. Corn Yield per Acre: 1950—2000
    • 31. Technology helps today’s farmers produce 58% more milk from 64% fewer cows than in 1944. Source: Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 86, 2008 Technology helps today’s farmers produce 58% more milk from 64% fewer cows than in 1944.
    • 32. And those are just a few examples of the benefits of food technology. And those are just a few examples of the benefits of food technology.
    • 33. Food technologies that help improve pest control… Food technologies that help improve pest control…
    • 34. That help improve animal health & nutrition… That help improve animal health & nutrition…
    • 35. And food safety. And food safety.
    • 36. Technology helps us safely produce more food using fewer resources… Technology helps us safely produce more food using fewer resources…
    • 37. Which helps keep food affordable. Which helps keep food affordable.
    • 38. That’s good news to 60% of people surveyed in October 2008… Source: Center for Food Integrity, 2008 That’s good news to 60% of people surveyed in October 2008…
    • 39. Source: Center for Food Integrity, 2008 Who said they were “More concerned about food costs than they were in 2007”… Who said they were “More concerned about food costs than they were in 2007”…
    • 40. … but far too many people still can’t afford enough to eat. … but far too many people still can’t afford enough to eat.
    • 41. So, can we afford not to use technology to produce food more efficiently? So, can we afford not to use technology to produce food more efficiently?
    • 42. They think food should be produced “the old-fashioned way.” Some people think so. Some people think so. They think food should be produced “the old-fashioned way.”
    • 43. They’re right. Producing food “the old-fashioned way” is still a great idea. They’re right . Producing food “the old-fashioned way” is still a great idea.
    • 44. Consumers should have that choice. Consumers should have that choice.
    • 45. Still…can “the old-fashioned way” help feed 9+ billion people in 2050? Still…can “the old-fashioned way” help feed 9+ billion people in 2050?
    • 46. “ No,” says the United Nations’ FAO. “ No,” says the United Nations’ FAO.
    • 47. The FAO cites technology as key to producing 70% of the world’s food by mid-century. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 The FAO cites technology as key to producing 70% of the world’s food by mid-century.
    • 48. The FAO cites technology as key to producing 70% of the world’s food by mid-century. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008 The FAO cites technology as key to producing 70% of the world’s food by mid-century.
    • 49. Again, that’s one of 3 numbers to keep in mind. 50. 100. 70.
    • 50. In 50 years, Source: Science Magazine, 2005 Nature Magazine, 2002
    • 51. we’ll need 100% more food Source: Science Magazine, 2005 Nature Magazine, 2002
    • 52. … and 70% of that food can be produced only with new/existing technology. Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008
    • 53. Technology that helps deliver an abundance of food choices for a growing world… Technology that helps deliver an abundance of food choices for a growing world…
    • 54. Technology that keeps food affordable for all… Technology that keeps food affordable for all…
    • 55. Technology that helps keep our food supply safe … Technology that helps keep our food supply safe …
    • 56. Technology that helps conserve precious natural resources … Technology that helps conserve precious natural resources …
    • 57. Technology can help avert a growing food crisis. Technology can help avert a growing food crisis.
    • 58. But technology alone can’t feed the world. But technology alone can’t feed the world.
    • 59. We need teamwork and collaboration. We need teamwork and collaboration.
    • 60. We need a heartfelt commitment… We need a heartfelt commitment…
    • 61. … and a sustained effort. … and a sustained effort.
    • 62. … and a sustained effort. … and a sustained effort.
    • 63. … and a sustained effort. … and a sustained effort.
    • 64. And together… And together…
    • 65. … the passion in our hearts … … the passion in our hearts …
    • 66. … and the ideas that spring forth from our minds … … and the ideas that spring forth from our minds …
    • 67. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world.
    • 68. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world.
    • 69. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world. … will help us nourish the bodies of a growing population around the world.
    • 70. Technology and Collaboration. The keys to: Technology and Collaboration. The keys to:
    • 71. Technology and Collaboration. Abundant food The keys to: Technology and Collaboration. The keys to: Abundant food
    • 72. Technology and Collaboration. Abundant food The keys to: Affordable food Technology and Collaboration. The keys to: Abundant food Affordable food
    • 73. Technology and Collaboration. Abundant food The keys to: Affordable food Consumer choice Technology and Collaboration. The keys to: Abundant food Affordable food Consumer choice
    • 74. To learn more, visit www.fao.org and www.foodintegrity.org © 2009 Joe Bannon

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