April 09, 2015

09/04/2015: The drive to feed: Chew on This tour bus stops at IPPE 2015

First published in Milling and Grain, February 2015

About 870 million people worldwide don’t get enough food. Hunger kills more people worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.  
     
However, hunger isn’t just a problem in Third World countries. In San Diego, one in four children get their only meal of the today at school. In Kansas City, it’s one in five. In Boston the figure is one in eight. 


http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1502_w1/72The Chew on This tour, a unique, interactive road show traveling America to heighten awareness about one of the biggest problems facing our world today: hunger, arrived at IPPE in Atanta.  

Fronted by former NFL player and champion wrestler Bill Goldberg, the tour aims to educate about food sustainability. The bus has now traveled to over 40 states in America and shows no signs of slowing down. 


The short film shown on the tour bus demonstrated that a growing population requires more food. According to the United Nations, by the year 2050, the global population will be 9 billion. 


We will need 70 percent more food, and 70 percent of that food will have to come from efficiency-enhancing technology. In 1960, American farmers were on average, each growing food for 26 people per day. Today, this number has risen to 155 people per day.
The Chew on this tour focuses on how farmers are aiming to safely and sustainably meet this rising demand. However, more can be done to meet the challenge of feeding.


Read the magazine HERE.
 

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