Food Security

Hillmanhunter1

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In a world where rising political instability on the one hand, and climate change on the other, both contribute to a need for nations to reflect on and ensure their ability to feed their population it is interesting to see that in this regard Ireland tops the global rankings:
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-food-security/
 


SamsonS

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In a world where rising political instability on the one hand, and climate change on the other, both contribute to a need for nations to reflect on and ensure their ability to feed their population it is interesting to see that in this regard Ireland tops the global rankings:
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-food-security/
Not a major issue here at the moment, as we have so much food export. Is a big concern in some European countries dependent on imports to feed their populations, so trying to promote local growers/farmers to the local community, who of course are competing with the large supermarkets.
 

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Not a major issue here at the moment, as we have so much food export. Is a big concern in some European countries dependent on imports to feed their populations, so trying to promote local growers/farmers to the local community, who of course are competing with the large supermarkets.
We're seeing issues with this imbalance already.

If exports become more profitable to Countries able to afford it and not carrying the debt we carry, this could change dramatically. We see it now with Irish Butter. Irish butter is now more profitable to export than sell domestically. The global demand has gone through the roof. It's getting to the stage where it's the price means it won't be a part of the traditional irish kitchen anymore.
 

Hillmanhunter1

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We're seeing issues with this imbalance already.

If exports become more profitable to Countries able to afford it and not carrying the debt we carry, this could change dramatically. We see it now with Irish Butter. Irish butter is now more profitable to export than sell domestically. The global demand has gone through the roof. It's getting to the stage where it's the price means it won't be a part of the traditional irish kitchen anymore.
That might not be a bad thing:lol:

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'
 


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