Experts agree: producing more food does not necessarily feed more people.
“30 to 40% of the food is wasted; intensification often goes hand in hand with squeezing out the small farmers and landless rural laborers most likely to be suffering from hunger. In some places where “maximum yields” are not obtained for all products, almost any intensification would likely disrupt local ecosystems with no clear benefits for food security—which depends on political and economic power, not just yields, in a world with enough food for everyone already. Vast amounts of land and energy are poured into feed for animals and biofuels—with the benefits going overwhelming towards large companies, not the hungry, and by and large not struggling farmers (despite the potential for biofuels to have done so).” Find out how SILT supports a more just food system.
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