And it is indeed the sort of breakthrough we desperately need, since – in little more than 35 years – the world will have to increase food production by a challenging 70 per cent if it is to feed its growing population.
The population is expected to grow from 7 billion ish to 9 billion.
That\’s a 30 % or so rise in population. Why would a 30% rise in population require a 70% rise in food grown?
Note that he\’s not saying a richer population (which is more understandable) but purely a larger one.
And do note that Mr. Lean is also the one who tells us that up to 50% of the food currently grown doesn\’t get into the bellies of people. I do sorta wonder whether these people can do joined up thinking.
I went after Lean in his comments section, last week, on his claim the ancient Mongols could reduce the entire protein content of a cow to the size of a man’s fist – thus achieving a material density many times that of uranium.
The man simply recycles pressure group press handouts & thinly disguises them as a newspaper column. Beats me why the Telegraph employ him because he doesn’t seem to check them for accuracy or even understand the claims they’re making.
Maybe he’s just Christine Odone writing, using a pen name under a photograph of her grandfather.
And don’t forget he’s a cheer bunny for bio-fuel.
Geoffrey, ex CND……morphed into the green numpty nonpareil, it is time he was kicked out of the Rainbow warriors, for being too thick – even for a gweenpiss&WombatWorriers-Forum fundamentalist.
“I went after Lean in his comments section, last week, on his claim the ancient Mongols could reduce the entire protein content of a cow to the size of a man
Well, you know the rest. My point was the Mongols could have put a man on the Moon if that were true.
If Greenies could do joined-up thinking, they wouldn’t be Greenies
“we desperately need”
What’s this “we” stuff? “WE” are not responsible for feeding people.
OT, perhaps, but there was news recently about someone from VA Tech discovering a rather simple method for converting cellulose waste to nutrients.
I didn’t read his piece, but the common point (which has some validity) is that richer people move up the caloric density chart, eating pigs that eat corn instead of eating corn themselves.
Which actually could get to about 70% growth in demand, unless people go veggie at the same rate as they get rich.