“..The figures come as one of the world’s leading environmentalists issued a warning that the global food supply system could collapse at any point -
- leaving hundreds of millions more people hungry – sparking widespread riots – and bringing down governments.
In a shocking new assessment of the prospects of meeting food needs, Lester Brown, president of the Earth policy research centre in Washington, says that the climate is no longer reliable -
- and the demands for food are growing so fast that a breakdown is inevitable – unless urgent action is taken.
“Food shortages undermined earlier civilisations.
We are on the same path.
Each country is now fending for itself.
The world is living one year to the next”..”
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