Friday, June 18, 2010

One hungry planet - farmers are feeding the world

Did you eat today?

I know it is cliche, but if you ate today you better than a farmer. And if you still think your food comes from a grocery store you better watch this video.

A couple of the facts that I liked the movie were...

From 1987 to 2007 farmers have produced 40% more corn, 30% more beans and 19% more wheat all on the same amount of land.

In 1940 1 farmer produced enough food to feed 19 people, in 1970 enough to feed 73 and in 2010 enough to feed 155.

Farmers have to be part agronomist, conservationist, meteorologist, economist, and all optimist.

I think they everyone that ate today needs to watch this video. Pass it on.

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