[Forbes] Healthy Soil: Why And How To Invest In This Sustainable OpportunityDr. Walter Schindler
By 2050, between nine and 11 billion people could be living on the planet. How will we have enough to eat?
In the late 1960s, the Green Revolution brought chemical fertilizers and high-yielding crop varieties with the hopes of solving the food security issue. Even though the industrialization of agriculture dramatically increased yields in the short-term, we are now reaching the point of diminishing returns. Ironically, the Green Revolution has accelerated climate change through land degradation, deforestation and natural resource misuse. The impacts of climate change negatively affect all four pillars of food security: availability, access, utilization and stability. But there is still time for a change.