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Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

World is unprepared for changes that will see parts of Africa turned into disaster areas, say food experts

John Vidal, The Observer, 13 April 2013

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.

As food experts gather at two major conferences to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected to be alive in 2050, leading scientists have told the Observer that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will also have a drastic effect on access to basic foodstuffs, with potentially dire consequences for the poor.

Frank Rijsberman, head of the world’s 15 international CGIAR crop research centres, which study food insecurity, said: “Food production will have to rise 60% by 2050 just to keep pace with expected global population increase and changing demand. Climate change comes on top of that. The annual production gains we have come to expect … will be taken away by climate change. We are not so worried about the total amount of food produced so much as the vulnerability of the one billion people who are without food already and who will be hit hardest by climate change. They have no capacity to adapt.”

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Phi Beta Iota:  Food security is much more complex than merely tracking agriculture.  The criminal insanity of corn ethanol has reduced available grains from 70 lbs per year per person to 40 lbs per year per person.  Montanto’s suicidal seeds and Monsanto’s criminal trespass on family farms where their seed is most unwelcome are part of the problem.  The loss of 47% of all food in the USA from mega-farms to processing to market to home to trash is part of the problem.  The corruption of all governments and organizations ostensibly responsible for food assistance — the lack of multinational public intelligence in support of hybrid governance is part of the problem.  The DNI is about to hire someone to be the futures person, and be in charge of the food security forecast.  They will fail.  The US Government is simply not serious about open source intelligence in the public interest, nor is it trained, equipped, or organized to produce public intelligence in the public interest.

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