[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists" still OT

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Jun 25 23:43:15 EDT 2008


----- "Prentice Bisbal" <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:

> The United States alone produces enough grain to feed the entire
> world.

It is probably worth pointing out that, as a recent
New Scientist article mentioned, a major part for the
rise in grain prices is due the rising demand for meat
from around the world.

This is, of course, a very inefficient conversion method
of solar power into human food.

There is also the fact that yield growth in food is
rising at a slower rate than population, which is largely
the result of the developing world cutting back on agri
research.

cheers,
Chris
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