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With the global population now exceeding 7 billion, National Geographic provided a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the global population is still growing by an estimated 79 million per year.
It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West. U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline.
Our current meat-heavy system of food production seems to many unsustainable, a waste of resources and a source of pollution in the form of pesticides and hormones as well as methane gas from livestock manure.
Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
I stopped eating meat back in 2006. There are many reasons to consider no longer eating meat - e.g. every vegetarian meal that you have can reduce your impact on the planet, saves animal lives and perhaps most importantly can improve your health.
Food is the rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure - Barbara Kingsolver
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants - Michael Pollan
In Todmorden, Yorkshire, vegetables and herbs grow almost everywhere, even in the cemetery and outside the police station. Everywhere you turn edible plants abound. In this talk given at TED London Salon, Pam Warhurst explained why and how she and others created Incredible Edible, a revolution not only in the way the town eats, but also in the way they think about public space, and which is inspiring other communites around the UK and increasingly, around the world.