Global food crisis could hit very soon, according to food policy group

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  • Millie Bess ,
    Aug. 18, 2012 2:34 p.m.

    We definitely are in a crisis! We all need to learn to plant and grow our own food supplies. It takes time and effort, but it is better than starving to death! Not only do we need to learn to plant our own food, but we also need to know how to preserve it. A lot of the good old days values of harvesting our own fruits and vegetables are now of great value! This is one of those times when knowledge truly is power!

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Aug. 17, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    We can all be more careful with the resources we have. We can stop transferring agricultural water to cities and losing the food growing potential in doing so (a huge problem in CO, for example). We can supplement our own food supplies with small gardens (large if feasible) that might otherwise be using soil and water for ornamental vegetation. We can insist that we grow our own food here instead of relying on exports, and promote this practice elsewhere so that poor countries aren't exporting their own production at the behest of greedy leaders. Each of us has the opportunity to do something. I am in the process of making a quantity of grape jelly for extended family because we have lots of juice grapes. That is a very small thing, but a little jelly makes homeground wheat made into bread more appealing, especially if there isn't a lot to go with the wheat products. My husband is giving away a lot of garden veggies, helping the food supply in a small way too.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 15, 2012 3:03 p.m.


    "The problem is that there are too many of us."

    I noticed you're still here...

    Actually the world produces a vast surplus of food for our population, even in drought years. The problem is we don't efficiently distribute it to those areas with the most need.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    The major problem isn't policy. The problem is that there are too many of us.

  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    Aug. 15, 2012 1:12 p.m.

    Excellent article. We can make our futures bright by taking steps to be prepared.