The planet can provide enough food for the world′s population with diets European standards for centuries more, but a global food crisis will occur due to the continued development priorities food crops for industries producing biofuels, according to Roel Jongeneel, Dr. economic Wageningen University (Netherlands).
Furthermore, the world′s population expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050. Dr. Roel Jongeneel said that this huge amount of people can be to provide enough food if the leaders of the world should have more effective policies to protect and support agriculture, and limited area of food crops for manufacturing industry biofuels.
Should have more effective policies to protect and support agriculture. Photo: Edmonton
"In fact, we were able to provide enough food for everyone in the world, but we do not do that. That′s why I said that our priority is not reasonable, "Dr Jongeneel speech at the conference Farm Forum Event to be held in Canada.
Dr. Holland made the data more than 1 billion people worldwide are living in lack of food and every day there additional 22,000 people die from hunger and related diseases. He said that the main cause of the problem lies in the price of food too expensive for many people in different areas of the world. In 2007, food prices to rise due to the increase in the production of biofuels and, more recently, the global economic downturn has made purchasing power of food products decreased.
"Even though food prices decreased slightly less (due to economic recession), but we still see people hungry to eat the world still increasing," Dr Roel Jongeneel said. "The increase in planting areas serving food industry production of biofuels has a strong influence to the food crisis.
Saskatchewan - a province of western Canada, is actively supporting solve world hunger by exporting food and fertilizer. But Dr. Jongeneel, some countries require more food can not distribute packaging products such as fertilizer prices too high.
"For example, in India, the country has taken a policy for subsidizing farmers when buying fertilizer ... Although relatively low cost products after they are supported, but farmers are still not enough money to buy fertilizer, "said Dr Jongeneel.
Meanwhile, some countries in Africa still taxed products for agriculture. This makes the farmers in these countries can not afford to buy fertilizer and profits from agricultural production is still the distant dream for many farmers.
Dr. Jongeneel should have called for an international policy to protect and support agriculture in developing countries. 2050, he hoped the development of agriculture will meet the demand for food in order to completely eliminate hunger in the world.
"In terms of angle technology, we can provide enough food for everyone at the present time, we also will provide two or three times than the food needs of the world in the 2050 ... but as I mentioned it is important that we must have the policy priority to develop a reasonably as for many years, we still face the severe food crisis "Dr. Jongeneel conclusions.