Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 19 August 2016

GLOBAL FAMINE FEARS: Worry over world food shortages as Indian farmland turns to DUST

From the Express - fears are growing that the world could be heading towards global famine after scientists revealed that farmland in one of the planet's top agricultural producers is turning to DUST.

"Ecologists have raised serious concerns about the state of India, where more than a quarter of the land which was once fertile fields is now lying dry and barren.

The vast Asian country is one of the world's biggest food producers and provides the global supply chain with huge amounts of cereals, fruit and vegetables.

But, with both India and the world's population growing at alarming rates, farmland across the once fertile country is now being dangerously overused according to experts.

Satellite images from the Indian Space Research Organisation have laid bare the shocking rate of land degeneration, which leads to desertification and a loss of productivity."

The full article can be read here.

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