Food Security: Moving Towards the Precipice?
The pressure of rising food prices has afflicted not only China, but reflected a greater global trend driven by complex factors such as population growth, changes in dietary trends as groups were lifted out of poverty, increased demand for biofuels, and climate change.
…Ehrlich was an early force in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation and resource scarcity, and the environmental consequences of public policy. He has co-authored several books on the subject, including Food Security, Population and Environment, and Population, Sustainability, and Earth’s Carrying Capacity.
To tie these issues to China and discuss the greater global food supply situation, the EO conducted an email interview with Ehrlich.