Sustainable Agriculture to Eliminate World Hunger

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Jill Weiss
POLS-Y109
Opinion Editorial Paper
February 10, 2013
Sustainable Agriculture to Eliminate World Hunger?
World hunger cannot be caused by a deficiency in food. However, world hunger can occur through poverty and deprivation of land. When this occurs those the people it affects have limited, or no access to food. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have found that it is affluence, not shortages, that best describes the world’s food supply. (Nine Myths about Industrial Agriculture and Hunger) There are enough grains produced to over-accommodate every human worldwide. In other words, there is more food than the world needs, and that food is not spread proportionately among society. While some have more than enough, others have little to none. The world can contemplate sustainable agriculture as a feasible alternative to world hunger, because preserving its natural resources such as; land, soil, water, and clean air, farming less product, and distributing it appropriately among populations, we can ensure the lively hood of future generations.
We are in a green revolution; thus, confiding in extensive water, energy, fertilizers and pesticide use. By using these natural resources in the volumes that we use them, we are taking away from future generations. Eventually there will be a scarce amount of natural resources for those generations to produce healthy crops. Since we already produce more than the amount required to survive, why not produce less? It is like saving a tree. The less we use now, the more we will have tomorrow.
Currently, a “flag model” (Lancker and Nijkamp, 2) has been developed as an action implementation protocol system. However, this system is poorly configured and needs some revamped policies put into place to better sustain agriculture, because there is no concrete structure to the current model. Policies need…...

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