According to the World Bank, the global price of food has risen 36% over the past 12 months and there are many signs that we are on the brink of a world food crisis.
Amongst the many factors that have contributed to the worsening food situation in the world today is the growing disconnect between much of society and the land. Topsoil is being depleted at a staggering rate and key aquifers all over the world are being drained at an alarming rate.
A quick search on the world food crisis on Google yields sobering results. Crazy weather and unprecedented natural disasters have played havoc with agricultural production in many parts of the world in the past couple of years. So what is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions of people are unable to feed themselves? We too asked ourselves this.