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Food Security In A Vulnerable World

Nick Breeze

Nick Breeze

Climate journalist and host of the ClimateGenn podcast.

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Dr Paul Behrens about how the global food system is vulnerable to the domino effects that arise from conflict, climate impacts and other pressures.

“The breakdown is this: 70% of all land is habitable (non-Antarctica icy expanses etc). 50% of total habitable land is used for agriculture and 80% of that is used for animal agriculture. So 40% of all habitable land is used for livestock.”

Paul talks about the changes that we can and should make in order to build resilience and make the food system actually work for all.

Emerging science is showing that we are now vulnerable to multiple extreme events in bread baskets around the world happening at the same time. 

With 10% of the world’s population already struggling to feed itself, is now the time for us all to take the action required causing a social tipping point that, for a change, moves in our favour?

Thanks for listening to ClimateGenn. In the next episode, I speak with Dr Delton Chen. Dr Chen is the creator of the Global Carbon Reward coin, a concept made famous in Kim Stanley Robinson’s climate fiction novel, Ministry For The Future. 

Through the creation of the Living Systems Economy, Chen believes he has a winning formula to finance the restoration of the biosphere, including tackling ecological breakdown and reducing atmospheric carbon. 

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