world rights available
ca. 96 pages
EUR ca. 17,00
ISBN ebook: 9783701745494
coming-out in August 2017
Food for all?
The challenge of feeding a world population of 10 billion people
“Leben auf Sicht” (Living with the future in mind), our new book series on innovative sustainability solutions edited by Thomas Weber.
Will today’s agricultural practices be able to produce enough food to feed the future world population of 10 billion?
In recent years farming practices and food production have grown into an issue that concerns us all. We’ve had enough: What was considered a boring topic interesting only to farmers fifty years ago, is now driving young people to the streets in protest. In the near future, the world will be populated by 10 billion people – how can we produce enough food to feed them all? Is organic agriculture the holy grail? And is it ethically acceptable to eat animals? Would high-tech based industrial farming destroy all rural areas, use up all our natural resources, and drive even more people into cities?
Urs Niggli points out possible solutions to the dilemma. Be warned: none of them promise an easy way out.
Urs Niggli born 1953, in the idyllic rural landscape of the Swiss Plateau. Today the region forms the hectic connecting axis between the country’s urban centers Zurich, Bern, and Basel. Niggli studied Agricultural Sciences and is head of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). Under his leadership, FiBL has become one of the top think tanks for organic farming, humane animal husbandry, and sustainable practices.