The myth of a food crisis – new paper

19 November 2020 — GMWatch

There is no global shortage of food, there is a glut, even under any plausible future population scenario, writes Dr Jonathan Latham

The idea that the world might soon be unable to feed its human population is an old and powerful narrative that has recently been extensively exploited by agribusiness. In its modern form the idea rests on the surprisingly narrow foundations of a small number of mathematical food system models. These in turn rest on specific testable assumptions.

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