When our parents were young earth’s population was between three and four billion people Today we are 7.5 billion on the planet; in twenty years, the population is projected to reach the threshold of 10 billion people. This increasing number of people, each with increasing aspirations for first world conveniences – reliable energy, better transportation, more meat in their diets — severely challenges the carrying capacity of earth’s ecosystems.
How will we feed the growing population on the planet without causing the collapse of biodiversity? Humans must be able to produce food and forest products sustainably on both an individual and collective scale.
We will develop projects that support permaculture, and rational and sustainable food production. We must think about meeting our needs differently in order to protect biodiversity.