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    Default We can feed 9 Billion say the French

    Let them eat cake, but the rich eat less ...

    The 9 billion people projected to inhabit the Earth by 2050 need not starve in order to preserve the environment, says a major report on sustainability out this week.

    Agrimonde describes the findings of a huge five-year modelling exercise by the French national agricultural and development research agencies, INRA and CIRAD. It is the second report on sustainability launched this week to provide a healthy dose of good news.

    The French team began with a goal – 3000 calories per day for everyone, including 500 from animal sources – then ran a global food model repeatedly, with and without environmental limits on farming. The aim was to see how the calorie goal could be achieved.
    How nice it would be to possess enough wisdom to know the difference between the things we can change, and the things we can’t.
    But some windmills are nevertheless worth chasing, and some fights you abandon only at the risk of your soul.

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    Anyone like Escargot!?

    First people deny a thing, then they belittle it, then they say it was known all along! Von Humboldt


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