The world’s food supply is on the verge of a collapse, according to a leading food trade expert.
A major crisis is brewing as countries rush to create a supply-management system to prevent an ecological disaster, and the world’s trade in food is falling.
In this exclusive Next Big Futures podcast, Dr. Joanna E. Hockett discusses the future of global food supply and the impact of the food crisis.
The Global Food Supply Chain Dr. Hocksett, an international food trade consultant and author of The Global Water Crisis, is the co-author of The World’s Food Crisis and co-wrote the book The Global Flood: How the world is losing food, water and resources to global warming and climate change.
She is the founder and CEO of Global Water Advisors and a board member of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Dr. E.H. has written extensively on food, food waste and the environment for a variety of publications including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Business Insider, and The Atlantic Monthly.
This is the second of two interviews with Dr. J.
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Listen to this first episode: How food has been disappearing Dr. S.C. Loh is the director of the Center for Global Food Security at the University of Washington and author, most recently, of The Rise of Hunger: How Food Wasted and Destroyed the World.
She previously worked as a senior policy analyst for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and worked as an adviser to the Food & Agriculture Organization of Canada and the World Bank.
Dr S.L. Lonsdale is a professor at the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the Texas A&M University and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for Applied Systems Analysis (ICASA).
She was the director and cofounder of the Global Environmental Monitoring Program (GEMP) at the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Academy of Sciences and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the United Kingdom’s Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
She was an adjunct fellow at Cornell University’s Department for International Forestry, where she also served as the National Climate Data Project (NCDP) senior scientist.
She has been a research fellow in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the College of Agriculture & Science, Cornell University.
In addition to her research, she has written widely about global food issues, including Food and Hunger in the 21st Century (2015), Global Food and Food Security (2016), and the new book Food and Water: Food in the World (2016).
This is a condensed transcript of the first episode of the Next Big Trends podcast.
This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.
In a conversation with Dr S.-C.L., you’ll hear how a food crisis is creating a food industry with little or no capacity to meet demand, and how that has contributed to a food shortage.
The Future of Food Supply In an interview with Dr Hocksetti, you’ll learn how food supply systems are collapsing in places like the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Mexico, India, and elsewhere, where farmers are being squeezed by a lack of farmland.
A global food crisis has led to the extinction of an entire crop and created a shortage of food that threatens to destroy the world.
What will the future look like if we can’t feed ourselves?
What’s the situation for the world food supply?
In the world of food, the world supply of food is on a trajectory towards a crisis, according the World Resources Institute.
The World Resources Index says food imports have declined by about 35% since 2002.
That means that the amount of food on the market is currently less than it was just a decade ago.
The report warns that this situation is already being reflected in the food prices.
A growing number of countries are seeing their food prices rising, and even more countries are not keeping up with their growth in food imports.
The U.S. has seen food prices rise by over 70% in the past decade.
The European Union has seen prices rise more than 100% in that time.
China, India and South Africa have seen food price increases of over 400% in recent years.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that the world population will increase by 6 billion people between now and 2050.
A World Food Crisis in the U,S., Indonesia, Brazil, and India?
According to Dr Lonsdown, food imports will continue to rise as governments around the world fail to develop food supply management systems that will meet growing demand.
As countries scramble to meet growing food demand, they are creating a supply management system that does not reflect that demand.
In fact, food prices are going up and up.
The world is growing more and more dependent on food imports, especially from developing countries.
And yet, food is being exported more and better quality than ever before.
A Global Food Price Crisis