How will you survive the food shortage of 2022? As the population increases, resources become scarce and prices of food increase, how will you provide for your family? While the date may seem far away, it’s vital that you consider how to keep your family safe during this crisis now. Read on to discover three ways you can prepare your family now to survive the worst food shortage in history in 2022.

The current state of the food system
In our current food system, we have a lot of waste. Out of all the food produced, 30% is wasted. That’s enough to feed 3 billion people! If this continues, there will be food shortages by 2022.
What can you do? Start with your own kitchen and start thinking about how to use every piece of produce. Cook up what you don’t need for a meal and then freeze it for later. Get creative and think about how to make something out of nothing! The more resourceful we are as humans, the less waste there will be.
The food shortage in 2022 is predicted to be worse than any previous food shortage due to an increase in population and more production of meat than ever before.

The effects of climate change on food production
Climate change is one of the most serious threats to our future. In an interconnected world, it also has a huge impact on our ability to grow enough food to feed everyone. With a changing climate, we are seeing more intense and erratic weather patterns, more frequent droughts and heavy rainfall events, as well as higher temperatures that reduce water availability and make growing conditions less favorable for many crops. These changes will have significant impacts on crop yields in different parts of the world and put some agricultural regions at risk of not being able to produce enough food for local needs. The World Bank estimates that by 2030 there will be close to 200 million people without enough food because of these effects alone. The situation is likely to get worse as population growth continues and shifts towards urban areas where there may not be enough land or infrastructure available for farming.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that global warming of two degrees Celsius would lead to yield losses in maize production between 10% (0-2 degrees) and 17% (-3-4 degrees). If we don’t do anything about climate change, those figures could increase by another 4% by 2050 leading to global food shortages exceeding 700 million tons per year – almost twice what was produced annually in the US last year.

The role of politics in the food system
Corporate control of agriculture has led to an increase in monoculture production and a decrease in biodiversity. In turn, this has led to a decrease in crop diversity, which makes it easier for pests and diseases to spread. The loss of biodiversity also destabilizes ecosystems, leading to increased drought, flooding and storms that can devastate crops.
Meanwhile, climate change is creating conditions that will make it even more difficult for people around the world to grow their own food. For example, global warming will likely lead to increased droughts and floods around the world with extreme weather patterns becoming more common as temperatures rise. Drought spells are already plaguing parts of Africa, where many rely on subsistence farming to survive. In 2008, a year-long drought in Kenya killed livestock and threatened food security for its population of 39 million. Earlier this month, El Nino brought California’s five-year drought back with full force by worsening the effects from last winter’s rainfall. Lack of rain means less water flowing into reservoirs, meaning farmers who irrigate their fields will struggle to get enough water to maintain their crops. And higher temperatures mean that plants are exposed to dangerous levels of heat stress without sufficient water or air circulation.
Our entire food system relies on pollinators, says Emma Marris author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World.

The impact of technology on the food system
The population of our planet is growing exponentially. The UN estimates that by 2050 there will be 9.1 billion people on Earth, up from 7.6 billion today. To feed all these new mouths, we’ll need to produce twice as much food as we do now—and while technology has helped us produce more with less, it won’t be enough to keep up with demand unless we make some changes now. And not just any changes: major ones that involve overhauling the entire global food system, from how we grow and harvest crops to how we transport and store them to how we cook and eat them . Such a sweeping transformation would require nothing short of a miracle—or, at the very least, a committed investment. We don’t have either one.
In order to avoid the food shortages happening in 2022, the global community needs to commit their resources now to updating farming techniques and investing in sustainable agriculture practices. If they don’t act soon enough there will be food shortages globally.

The future of the food system
Food, as we know it, is changing. What once consisted of small-scale farms and grazing animals has been replaced by large-scale industrial agriculture that relies on fossil fuels to keep going. And while this system may have been sustainable when we were using less than 10% of the world’s resources to feed ourselves, that’s no longer the case. With population growth and a growing appetite for meat and dairy products, there simply isn’t enough land or water left to grow all of our food. There will come a time when we can no longer rely on industrial agriculture to produce enough calories for everyone on earth – and that time might be sooner than we think. In 2030, the global population will surpass 9 billion people, many more of whom are demanding higher quality food and meat. The intensification of farming – meaning farmers raising more animals or crops per unit of land – has already pushed some ecosystems past their tipping points and those boundaries continue to shrink.
The overuse of antibiotics in livestock production also threatens human health because they’re building up resistance to drugs used to treat infectious diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. In fact, according to a recent report from Johns Hopkins University, drug-resistant bacteria strains linked to farm animals already cause 2 million illnesses each year in the US alone; but thanks largely to heavy use of antibiotics on factory farms, these numbers are expected to rise fivefold by 2050.

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