FAO: global food security is in danger

Date: 2019. 07. 11. 11:40

According to a study, the western world has an almost unbeatable appetite for crops such as avocado, coffee or citrus, which could endanger the world’s food security and the diversity of flora – origo wrote after The Independent.

The study summarizes data for 40 years, showing that soybean, rape and palm tree monocultures occupy more land than ever before.

These plants only provide food for pollinating insects, and for a very short time: this affects the nutritional habits of insects, while the global number of them is already falling rapidly. The situation is aggravated by the increasing trend of fertilization. (origo)