Texas Farm Bureau: The Future—Starvation or Plenty

There will be more than 9 billion people on this planet in the year 2050. Can we feed them? I believe the answer is – yes we can. I also believe it’s possible that we might not be able to.

It’s possible, if not likely, that I will still be around to see the result of that question, at age 96. However, I have three sons and a soon to be born granddaughter that I expect will be among that number. So I have more than a passing interest in the potential of our food supply. We are doing some silly things in that regard. We are limiting our ability to produce food with foolish regulations, high taxes and a public mindset that seems determined to focus on the trivial.

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