The food security definition of everyone with sufficient, safe and nutritious food always is the most egalitarian in the diplomatic lexicon. We like it, and here is why.
Farmers know what to do; they are smart folk. They adapt even when asked to think outside the box.
Finding and keeping enough food is every organism’s bane. The endless foraging means risking being foraged or failing to find enough food. Success is longevity and the ultimate aim of making more.
Ecological overshoot is when the consumption of resources exceeds the amount available. It should trigger density dependence to pull consumption back below the resource limit. We had better hope this happens.
Humans use more energy today, roughly 173,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) than at any other time in history. This is an unfathomable number so let’s bring it back to a more human scale.
Feeding everyone well requires soil. This universal truth has been with humans on every step out of Africa and across the planet.
Agriculture is essential to humanity. We cannot live in cities or choose not to grow food for ourselves without it. But the current version of agriculture has serious consequences.
Would a radical diet shift to eat less meat, or even ditched animal-based food altogether, be enough to save the planet?
Humans are needy because we cannot risk the failure of our chemical engines. Now there are so many of us sustainability and energy are intricately linked.