For most of the people in this country, if we want a certain food we can get it. It has become easily accessible no matter where it comes from at whatever the time of year. This hasn’t been possible for all that long but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that this isn’t sustainable. It is stated that we’d need 7 planets for everyone in the world to eat like a G20 nation. Already, other countries and the world as a whole are paying the price for our lifestyle in the west.
There are 7.8 billion people in the world. This is expected to rise to 10 billion by the year 2050. At the moment food accounts for a quarter of our carbon emissions and the production of food uses 50% of the world’s habitable land. By 2050 we need to reduce our carbon emissions to zero, reforest more land and feed another 2 billion people. How can we do this?