So many farms!

  • The amount of calories-per-bit-of-land that we can produce is growing
  • Population growth is slowing
  • Efficiency is nowhere near maximised in countries that aren’t rich
  • Rich countries will pour money in smarter farming R&D.
  • Rich farming industry groups in rich countries will lobby against progress that threatens to disrupt the status quo. Things will take twice as long but happen none the less.
  • Nice people in rich countries will work out ways to package this up for not-rich countries. Self-contained solar-powered shipping containers and the like.
  • This will localise food production, minimising the impact of one of the big causes of famine: war. Maybe that one’s a stretch.

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