food prices

Soil Erosion Threatens Food Production

Soil erosion is a significant global problem, warned scientists at a recent conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With world population now projected to increase from around 7.2 billion today to more than 11 billion by the end of the century, this problem will become even more challenging.

Food Grows Where Water Flows

The Huffington Post  helpfully informs us that “if you like to eat, you should really be worried about California’s drought.”

Even those of us who aren’t particularly fond of eating (a vanishingly small percentage) need to eat just to survive. Thus, everyone should be concerned about the impact of California’s drought on food production, supplies and prices. 

More questions than answers…

David Richardson farms 1000 acres of land in the UK along with his wife and son. In January 2011, he submitted an op-ed to Farmers Weekly entitled Profits of doom: High food prices, but at what cost?

In the op-ed, he reflects on a particular item from the Oxford Farming Conference that caught his attention: