Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 in Kirchner Blog
The challenge of doubling the world’s food supply over the next 40 years on fixed resources of land and water has been identified by some of the leading experts on the subject as the greatest challenge of our time.
Think about this for a minute… how can we double food supply from our fixed resources when for the most part they are already being used to their capacity? Why haven’t you heard about this problem? What are Governments doing to address this?
A powerful syndicate of Private, Public and Government forces are going to be needed to have any hope of tackling a challenge of this magnitude. This challenge will require a significant level of collaboration and confidence but we can take comfort in the fact we as a society have faced similar challenges to this before. This nine billion person problem will not be solved overnight and it is our responsibility as citizens of the world to understand the challenge and possible solutions.
Kirchner Private Capital Group through The Food Security Group is harnessing the power of entrepreneurial enterprises to accelerate the global deployment of ground breaking agricultural technologies. We believe that these advanced technologies are one of the keys to solving this challenge and The Food Security Group has been at the forefront of this issue. In a recent interview at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Food Security Group partner Steve Dauphin discusses technology, entrepreneurial companies and this looming crisis in a 100-year historical context.
This short two minute video is a must watch to explain this challenge clearly and it really puts it into perspective.
You may not see much press coverage about this because it has no shock and awe value (yet). But rest assured as the years pass and this issue becomes even more pressing no one will be able to ignore it. The sooner we educate ourselves and start to work on the solution the better for everyone and the more likely we will be to bring sustainable solutions to bear and we move from too little food to adequate food to sustain life.