The coming famine

glasshouse

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Location
lothians
With fertiliser doubled in price, and possibly unavailable worldwide in 2022 due to factory closures, it doesnt bode well for harvest 2022
Add in the senseless tree planting on arable land and clearance of hill sheep for trees, the loss of pigs to landfill, we could be facing a major shortage of foodstuffs💀 twelve months from now.☠️☠️
 

delilah

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Remember hearing a farmer/ aid worker years ago, as he put it "No-one ever starved with a dollar in their hand". For the developing world, lifting people out of poverty is the key. For us in the west, if we have to spend more of that dollar on food, then probably a good thing.
 
Conspiracy warning.....

I have an inkling most of these troubles are manufactured, no idea who by or what for but a lot of it appears to be China vs the western world.

I don't think strong and relatively stable governments around the world will allow food to become an issue

But we have a world beating buffon at the head of our 'strong and relatively stable government', who thinks all food on the shelves is beamed there by Tescopoly. In other words, it can be sourced from wherever in the world it may be cheaper.

So food is an issue, and a very big one, especially if it isn't there.
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
"Organic farming will never feed the world" I keep getting thrown at me.

So come on you conventional guys, do your duty, your job is to feed the world......at any cost. 🙄
Norman Borlaug and Borlaugs Hypothesis suggest that organic traditional pre ‘green revolution’ farming would have starved a billion more people to death by the year 2000, and have been responsible for converting an additional 800,000 ha of land around the world from ‘natural’ land into farmland.

Pandora’s box has been opened, there’s no going back to the supposed ‘organic idyll’ without global famine, ‘civil’ disorder and a death on a scale the planet has yet to see.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Norman Borlaug and Borlaugs Hypothesis suggest that organic traditional pre ‘green revolution’ farming would have starved a billion more people to death by the year 2000, and have been responsible for converting an additional 800,000 ha of land around the world from ‘natural’ land into farmland.

Pandora’s box has been opened, there’s no going back to the supposed ‘organic idyll’ without global famine, ‘civil’ disorder and a death on a scale the planet has yet to see.
So instead of a complete carpet of nature and farming hand in hand it's all been compartmentalised. It's either nature or farming no compromise.

Less biodiversity, less hedges, less trees.

This farm is more productive than when we were using fertiliser.
Everyday is a school day!
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
But we have a world beating buffon at the head of our 'strong and relatively stable government', who thinks all food on the shelves is beamed there by Tescopoly. In other words, it can be sourced from wherever in the world it may be cheaper.

So food is an issue, and a very big one, especially if it isn't there.
Not an issue yet is it? Could be an issue maybe but I very much doubt it will happen for most of us.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...
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