Food Might Be A Novelty In The Near Future — Here Are 3 Reasons Why

Carl Rivera
2 min readFeb 16, 2022

It’s hard to think that food is projected to become a scarce commodity in the future. Experts say that by 2050, the demand for food is expected to grow substantially.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to this, but current studies reveal that one in five children and adolescents are obese globally.

Additionally, 39% of the global population also suffers from obesity.

So where is the shortage expected to come from?

  1. Rapid Population Growth

The population is growing everyday.

Studies show that the global population increases by 75 million annually.

Annually. Let that sink in.

Having more people means that there will be a demand for land and housing. As a result, there will be less space to grow food.

So a shortage is inevitable at this rate.

2. Increase in Global Wealth

Studies reveal that Americans added 13.5 Trillion dollars to their wealth during the pandemic — the highest increase in three decades.

Additionally, the 10 richest men in the world doubled their wealth during the pandemic.

People are making a lot more money nowadays!

If we consider that the population is already growing at an alarming rate, increased spending power will only add to a food crisis.

3. Increased weather abnormalities

Climate change is affecting us in every way.

20 years ago, global warming was a concept that many world powers thought of as minor, but recent reports show that severe weather is becoming the new norm.

Reports show that parts of Kentucky were hit with tornadoes in the last two weeks of 2021 and then had severe thunderstorms to help ring in the new year.

This kind of weather makes it hard for crops to grow. Here we see yet another limitation set on global food stores.

To avoid the dismal future, scientists need to find ways to help farmers produce food that can withstand the current risks.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

While this idea seems far-fetched, some experts have already designed natural pesticides that are safe for plants and animals.

With the right funding, researchers should be able to find sustainable farming practices to feed the future.

The human race has overcome many obstacles in the past — and with all that we’ve learn, we should be able to mitigate any potential food shortages.

But we need to act smart — and doing that takes more than just skipping your next fast food fix!

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Carl Rivera

“Everything you don’t know is something you can learn.”