In the News (from bg.ru): “In a few more decades the world could be facing a global food crisis; there will be food shortages around the world. The experts are confident that it is easy to avoid this crisis, and there isn’t even a need for new technologies….
“It will be enough if we throw away less food and help the farmers. Modern production of grain, if we distribute it correctly among the population, will be enough to feed 10 billion people.
“The growth of food must be done at the expense of agricultural land availability, to reduce the damage caused to ecosystems. In the European Union the farmers produce 8.6 tons of produce per one hectare, in the Ukraine they produce 4 tons per hectare, in Nigeria 1.5 tons per hectare. It is possible to have an influence on the amount of food through the reduction of food waste. The average European, in the chain from the farm to the kitchen table, throws away 179 kilograms of food. This is equal to the yearly needs of a poor person.”
My Comment: I think that the problem is not in the lack of food, rather in the lack of desire to adequately distribute it to everyone. Moreover this would not reduce the food consumption by the wealthy, but would only move the food that is thrown away to the tables of the poor. But this is possible only if everyone has a desire to follow the proper usage of food products. None of the policing methods can solve the problem of the correct distribution of waste. A feeling of reciprocity (the whole world is one family), mutual responsibility (Arvut), and an attitude of relationship (we are all a single whole) must be implanted in the hearts of people.