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How to Feed More People

New research from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota indicates that by feeding crops directly to humans instead of to animals (grains) and machines (biofuels) 4 billion more people could be fed.

"We essentially have uncovered an astoundingly abundant supply of food for a hungry world, hidden in plain sight in the farmlands we already cultivate," says graduate research assistant Emily Cassidy, lead author of the paper published in Environmental Research Letters. "Depending on the extent to which farmers and consumers are willing to change current practices, existing croplands could feed millions or even billions more people."

Please visit Existing Cropland Could Feed Four Billion More by Dropping Biofuels and Animal Feed:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm
 
Jesus preached, “For I was hungry and you gave me food.… [A]s you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me” (Matt. 25:35, 40 RSV). Yet, while tens of millions of people die annually from starvation-related causes and close to a billion suffer from malnutrition, 37 percent of the world’s harvested grain is fed to animals being raised for slaughter; in the United States, the figure is 66 percent.
 
The world hungry and the poor depend partly on the choices that many of us make. One of those choices is what we put into our bodies. Do we eat plant-based foods that nourish our bodies and that feed more people or do we eat animal-based foods that cause sickness, suffering and hunger in the world? The choice is ours.


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