I’m not naïve to the plight of the world population and agriculture over the next half century. As the population continues to increase, farmers are going to have to find new and better ways to feed the growing population – and they’re going to have to do it with less land and resources.
Not to mention, they’re going to have to do it in a way that preserves and protects the environment.
To many, that may seem like a contradiction. After all, most environmentalists will tell you farmers are to blame for most of the environmental evils, including water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. And those, they say, can be attributed to one sector in particular: livestock production.
But is that really the case. NPR’s The Salt examined the world livestock production industry and came to some interesting conclusions. If you have a few minutes, it’s definitely worth the read.