Agriculture is the biggest contributor to climate change. There is nothing we do to transform the world more than agriculture. So how to we feed our current 7 billion and manage to feed the other 2 billion more that are due to arrive by 2040?
More specifically, how do we feed the world without destroying it?
Jonathan Foley, professor of Ecology and Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, has an idea for a New Agriculture.
“ Blend the best ideas of commercial agriculture and the Green Revolution with the best idea of organic farming and local food, and the best ideas of environmental conservation. Not to have them fighting each other but to have them collaborating together to form a new kind of agriculture, something I call terraculture, or farming for a whole planet.”
This idea is going to gain currency.